Silk

Laos’ finest handmade material

The creation of silk is a magical relationship with nature. Silk thread comes from a silkworm’s cocoon, which is created and used as the temporary home for the worm as it develops into a moth. Silk has been cultivated and woven in Laos for over 1000 years.

There are two types of silkworms in Laos: the Eri and Bombyx Mori. The Bombyx Mori originated in China and eats mulberry leaves. This silkworm makes two types of cocoon: yellow and white. The silk filament is fine and smooth. The other type, Eri, originated in India and can eat a variety of plant leaves, such as castor, cassava and papaya, but not mulberry. The spun yarn is thick and textured, creating textiles that feel soft; almost like wool. 

Did you know that a moth lays up to 300 eggs? A worm lives for around 28 days, and grows to be 10,000 times its original weight. From being born to spinning their cocoon, a batch of 5,000 worms will eat around 80 kgs of mulberry leaves. We need 5,000 – 6,000 cocoons to make 1 kg of silk yarn. We need around 1,500 cocoons to make one scarf. And did you know that silk is the strongest natural fibre known to man? Once, silk was used to make parachutes, bicycle tires and even bulletproof vests!

Watch this video to learn more about how silk is made.

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Khanna Eri Mix Silk Scarf

You'll love it because: One of our first scarf designs remains the most popular. It's eco-friendly, unisex, easy to throw on and features two types of silk!

Khanna Silk Scarf

You'll love it because: One of our first scarf designs remains the most popular. It's eco-friendly, unisex, easy to throw on and features two types of silk!

$35.00$42.00

Peace Silk Scarf

You'll love it because: Woven with 100% Eri silk, which is also known as "peace silk" or "vegan silk". Sustainable, eco-friendly, cruelty-free and of course very soft!

Boum Mai Silk Scarf

You'll love it because: Handwoven with nearly weightless silk, this eco-friendly scarf can be casual or fancy, and packs easily for travel.

Jo Ikat Scarf

You'll love it because: For the reason our co-founder Jo loves it! Super soft, bold design, just the right amount of weight, and it looks good with everything!

$38.00$60.00

The Monsoon Shawl

You'll love it because: The cotton-silk blend in gorgeous natural dye colours is light, yet warm and cosy. Eco-friendly, this unisex scarf is a good gift choice!

Kiridara Silk Organza Shawl

You'll love it because: A secret technique makes this organza scarf incredibly soft! Diamond and flowers pattern along the border symbolise beauty and wisdom!

Ikat ZigZag Scarf

You'll love it because: Inspired by the meandering waters of the mighty Mekong River, this silk scarf is handwoven by Mrs. Sykai, an ikat master weaver.

San Francisco Silk Scarf

You'll love it because: It's woven by Mrs. Kieng, a Lao legend who finds inspiration in new experiences. Can you guess what city inspired this scarf?!

Chess Scarf

You'll love it because: Made from handspun Eri silk, also known as vegan silk, this eco-friendly scarf plays with texture and light for a dynamic look.

Lanna Scarf

You'll love it because: Lanna means 'land of a million rice fields', and this versatile, textured loose-weave scarf is a tribute to rice, our favourite food!

$38.00$49.00

Three Stars Diamond Road

You'll love it because: With its three diamonds, woven on three panels, each representing the third eye, we hope this 100% silk prayer flag brings you triple luck!

Three Siho Prayer Flag

You'll love it because: Your very own "stairway to heaven"! Did you know the bamboo reeds in this silk temple flag represent steps to a higher realm?

Piano Cushion Cover

You'll love it because: The staggered diamond motifs remind us of musical notes. Made with handspun silk and natural dyes, it's also an eco-friendly choice.

Kiridara Soft Organza Shawl

You'll love it because: A secret technique makes this organza scarf incredibly soft! Diamond and flower patterns along the border symbolise beauty and wisdom!

Silk Rice Field Scarf

You'll love it because: Easy to pair with a t-shirt or something fancier, this soft scarf is a silky reminder of the gorgeous emerald rice paddies that fill the Lao countryside.

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