Exquisite handmade, certified organic Mulberry silk shawl - the ultimate in luxury; the perfect gift for that special person!
The perfect gift for that very special person. Silk is known for its ability to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter; so it is a gift that could be worn year round. This stunning shawl can be worn in many ways and on many occasions. It will become a treasured addition to any wardrobe.
Each shawl comes with a small cedarwood heart, reflecting the love that goes into the making and giving of this shawl (It also helps keep the moths away!) The shawl will arrive beautifully gift boxed.
These gorgeous silk shawls come from a social enterprise in Vientiane, Laos. The enterprise seeks to create income-generating opportunities in a socially responsible manner. The company provides training, tools and a market for the artisans. Traditional community arts of silkworm rearing, weaving, and natural dyeing are encouraged.
The production of silk is labour intensive, and involves many people from the community in all aspects of production, from growing trees to hand crafting silk and creating dyes. The production process utilises local labour, knowledge and resources, which in turn encourages self-sufficiency.
These amazing shawls are 100% Laos silk, and have been naturally dyed using locally sourced plants, soils, bark etc.
We have a selection of colourways, including a stripe, which would be just right for that discerning gentleman!
These shawls have a distinctive 'linen' appearance, which sets this particular silk apart from other silks, and speaks of the gentle strength of the people who make them.
Please treat your shawl with kindness. We would recommend dry cleaning; however it can be cold washed in non-biological liquid and line dried in the shade.
70cm x 180cm.