Hand-Woven Silk Methodology
Preah Vihear in Northern Cambodia, is home to a small co-operative of talented weavers who weave our beautiful silks for us. This co-operative was set up by an American veteran to provide funding for prosthetics for landmine victims. The area was the focus of an intense bombing campaign during the Vietnamese war. This was immediately followed by the devastating effects of the Cambodian civil war, where landmines were used indiscriminately.
It is estimated that there are 40,000 amputees in Cambodia and landmines are still a risk today with an estimated 8-10 million lying still unexploded. The co-operative has evolved to support not only those disabled by bombs but also the victims of polio.
The region is extremely poor and today the number of weavers is declining as there is not enough work for them. It is our aim to help support them by providing work.
Every metre of silk we design and order through them has an immense impact upon their lives and that of their extended families.