Festive! This little gem is just the right jewel tone for us! Toss it in a larger bag or carry on its own.
*Sustainable Summer Series*
About the maker: Handmade by artisans using repurposed silk, they work for a fairer trade by training deaf individuals in Cambodia. Individuals with disabilities are often regarded with fear and mistrust which makes obtaining a job extremely difficult. Much of Cambodia’s disabled population is forced to live in poverty and separate from the general population. Our partner's mission is to empower disabled women living in Phnom Penh with skilled training and dignified employment that highlights their craftsmanship and value as artisans. This bag spares no attention to detail and perfectly accented inside and out.
Fun Facts: Silk weaving has been part of Cambodia's culture for centuries. At Angkor Wat, the ancient temple complex built in the early 12th century, images of women wearing traditional silk garments. Raw silk was one of Cambodia’s main exports until the political and civil war of the Khmer Rouge in the 1960's. As part of the Khmer's cultural crackdown, they destroyed a majority of Cambodia's mulberry trees where the silk worm lives. Today through the support of many NGO's the mulberry tree is being replanted and Cambodians are encouraged to weave again and preserve their rich silk weaving tradition.
Handmade with recycled silk and surplus cotton textiles sourced from local Cambodian markets
5" x 4"
Handmade in Cambodia
Also available for local pick up in Savannah, GA