Saomao’s golden silk is organic and ecologically produced in villages in northern Cambodia where sericulture and weaving have remained unchanged for centuries. Our pure silk scarves are hand loomed from ecologically produced silk threads from the native silkworm.
No chemicals or pesticides are used in cultivation because they poison the fragile silk worms, Furthermore, no mechanisation is used in the weaving process due to the irregular makeup of the thread. The weaving process requires highly skilled and labour-intensive methods to produce and the quality of the silk is extremely strong and hard wearing.
Our silk is 100% natural from the farming of silkworms fed on mulberry leaves, to the use of natural pigment and certified dyes free from heavy metals, and the carbon foot print of is almost zero.
The cotton scarf in Cambodia is called a Krama and it is a symbol of Khmer identity whatever the social status may be, they are used as a scarf, a hammock for babies, a bandana or a towel.
Our hand loomed cotton scarves have a twill weave that creates the texture and pattern, furthermore, the process from start to finish is sustainable and environmentally friendly. Textiles woven by hand have slight colour variations and irregularities, which add a unique quality and are a sign of all hand-woven textiles, unlike the uniform industrial fabrics.
Ikat fabric is a dyeing technique used to create a distinct style of textile patterns. Ikat is made using resist dyeing sections of the yarns prior to weaving the fabric. The resist is formed by tying individual yarns with a tight wrapping to create the desired pattern.