HOW IT’S MADE
Lotus Silk has two workshops in Phnom Penh, and a talented team of 10 full time tailors. When it comes to our materials and fabrics,
we are committed to:
Upcycling materials and using end of roll fabrics whenever possible. Sourcing the highest quality woven cotton and organic silk fabrics from the local community and home based industries in and around Phnom Penh.
SILK & GOLDEN SILK
Our silk comes from a silk weaving community in Prey Veng Province, a community that lives along the Mekong River and who have a strong history of silk production and weaving. The community uses traditional hand looms, called the ‘fly shuttle look’. We are fully committed to keeping the traditional skill alive and thriving, as well as supporting communities through employment and livelihood development.
Cambodia has a rich history of silk production and was once renowned for its unique ‘Golden Silk’, a textile and industry deeply rooted in the cultural heritage and social traditions of the country. The industry was devastated in the 1970s during the Khmer Rouge regime, struggling to recover ever since. We work with rural communities to reintroduce and redevelop the production of Golden Silk in the province of Kampot bringing the tradition back to life.
UPCYCLING – RETRO RANGE
As well as our commitment to Cambodian silk we are determined to contribute to the efforts of decreasing the devastating impacts that the cotton industry has on both people and the environment. This is where our upcycling comes in, as we source large quantities of recycled fabrics from garment factories in Phnom Penh, as well as ‘end of roll’ fabrics from Japan, Vietnam and Korea.