2017 KRAMA LOOKBOOK
Kambuja Trading Company's 2017 collection of plush, 100% sourced, all-weather cotton krama neckwear where traditional technique meets modern appeal.
Each krama is hand woven by one of eight women from the Sonas Weaving Village in the rural province of Takeo, Cambodia’s “cradle of civilization.” Only recently, these proud artisans were living off less than a dollar a day earned from seasonal unskilled toil in the rice fields. After learning age old weaving techniques from an elderly master and forming a co-op, they are earning more than they ever knew was possible, reinvesting into their own community, and enjoying the creative freedom of bona fide artists. Rather than commute to a city factory, the weavers work in a collaborative workshop environment, surrounded by traditional hand looms and locally sourced, naturally dyed fibers.