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krama wheel blog — scarves

A visual snapshot of the krama wheel cycle

giving scarves seamstresses sustainability uniforms updates from Cambodia wander well weavers

Our whirlwind journey in Cambodia may be coming to an end, but we experienced so many sights, felt so many emotions, and met with so many wonderful friends, new and old, that the week-long visit felt so much longer. For those of you who followed along with the #wanderwell hashtag on Instagram and Facebook, we hope you enjoyed being a part of each day. For everyone else, below is a photo and video recap of our journey, which included visiting our weavers and seamstresses, and delivering new school uniforms to children in 5 villages. I hope this will give you...

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krama wheel turns one

anniversary eco fashion giving scarves sustainability uniforms

  After countless months of ideas swirling, notes scribbled, research conducted, sleep lost, oceans crossed, scarves designed, and website built, one year ago today the virtual doors to the krama wheel scarf shop opened for business and I could not be more blown away by how much love it has since received. On Day One I already saw the krama wheel site being passed around social media among total strangers. It is heartwarming to see our story shared and I feel honored to have such a growing, compassionate group of supporters joining the krama wheel family each day. Three years...

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krama vs. karma

eco fashion scarves sustainability wander well

One of the most fun questions for us to answer is "Why did you misspell karma?"  The core of what we do lives in our name, so it's a pleasure to have the conversation about the wordplay behind it. Krama means scarf in Khmer, the language of Cambodia, and scarves are day-to-day staples in the Cambodian countryside. Ironically, warmth is the last thing the scarves are intended to provide. As a country whose high temperature rarely falls below 80°, in Cambodia the cotton gingham styles are mostly used as head wraps to shield from the intense heat.   {Speaking of "gingham style" and wordplay, have you seen...

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the women behind our wheel

eco fashion scarves sustainability updates from Cambodia weavers

Today is International Women's Day so we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the women at the core of our work: the weavers. Most of our weavers are older women who work on personal looms under their homes (houses in the Cambodian countryside are built on stilts to protect families from the annual floods).  Stroke by stroke they weave with their hands while masterfully working foot pedals to guide the process along. It's truly mesmerizing watching them go, and the end results are of course stunning.   Just as quality scarves are of utmost importance to our cause, so...

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scarf giveaway

contest scarves

We are giving away an Orange Paje just in time for Halloween.  Head over to our Facebook page to see how.  Contest ends in 24 hours. www.facebook.com/kramawheel 

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