Hand Woven Fabrics

Silks of Southeast Asia: An Exploration

Silks of Southeast Asia: An Exploration

by Geoffrey McGinley

Ever wondered how those gorgeous, colorful Southeast Asian silks are created? From the ikat-patterned Hoi silks of Cambodia to stunning Indian Dupionis, hand-dyed silk from Thailand to to Vietnamese brocade, textiles from this region are as stunning as they are diverse. Learn how these gorgeous, unique fabrics are made — and how you can wear them ethically.

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Handwoven cambodian silk textiles

Handwoven cambodian silk textiles

by Alice McGlashan

Last November I travelled to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand on a mission to collect fabrics for my Monsoon Rags designs. First I went to Hoi An in Vietnam to find some gorgeous silk brocade made by weavers at a favourite ethical business that employs and trains people with physical disabilities, then I visited Phnom Penh in Cambodia to source hoi silk, fine silk, raw silk and scarves, and finally I headed to…

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Our fabrics

Our fabrics

by Alice McGlashan

There is a delightful variety of hand woven fabrics created in different corners of the world. The more researching and exploring I do, the more I realize how much more exploration is begging to be done. For a creative colour and pattern-lover like myself, hand-woven fabrics have provided me with a wealth of creative inspiration for designing classic, modern wearables. The fabric comes first, the designs come later. No doubt we will...

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