100% cashmere scarves are handmade by blind, deaf, and disabled weavers in Nepal. Your purchase of these scarves helps to support the families of these men and women who are disabled. Nepalese society has discriminated against the handicapped, leaving them little or no opportunities for work. Weaving gives them an independent life and self-esteem.
Cashmere comes from the softest undercoat of a goat and it takes an average of three goats to make one scarf. These are not cashmere blended scarves, they are 100% hand-loomed cashmere made on traditional looms.
Our silk scarves are made of 100% Khmer (Cambodian) silk and non-toxic dyes. The Cambodia women’s silk weaving cooperative is located in the Takeo Province, a rural, low income area. They employ over 500 weavers from 7 villages. The silk is also produced locally by 350 farmers who grow mulberry trees which rear cocoons from silk worms. The cocoons are spun into silk thread and eventually hand-loomed into these elegant works of art.
Your purchase also helps support Ocean Conservancy: working to bring people, science and policy together with a mission to counter the many threats to ocean health and sustainability. From protecting vital, vulnerable ecosystems through legislation, to enforcing accountability among leaders, Ocean Conservancy seeks solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.