A.N.D. Artisan Designer & Weavers Project
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This beautiful handwoven resort robe is the result of a collaboration between Weavers Project, A.N.D. and me. The light cotton texture and the wide butterfly sleeves make this robe great for lounging in the hotel room or by the pool side. If you pair it with shorts and a top, it would also make a great outfit for a day in the city.
The robe has a removable belt and two front pockets.
Size: One-size (fits size S-L)
100% organic handwoven cotton
Made in Cambodia
The women artisans at Weavers Project in Takeo weave the cotton in the beautiful unique pattern, that we have named Crazy Krama as it has a touch of the traditional Khmer krama pattern.
Weavers Project was started by the social enterprise Sonas World with the purpose of creating sustainable economic growth in rural communities in Cambodia.
Cambodia has a strong tradition of weaving, but it is a dying craft due to the competition from cheaper, factory-made fabric as well as the declining interest among the young generation of learning the skills of weaving. Weavers Project is looking to change that, and through providing training in weaving, they do not only offer a source of income to people in the rural communities, but also a hope for a brighter future for the weavers and their families.
The handwoven fabric is then turned into resort robes by A.N.D. which is a Phnom Penh-based fair trade brand, lead by fashion designer Alan James Flux and co-designer/general manager Mr. Pheap. A.N.D. supports disabled and otherwise disadvantaged, but highly trained artisans, including those from minority groups, all working together to create innovative, high-quality pieces showcasing Cambodian skills and materials. A.N.D. is particularly known for innovative designs and contemporary takes on traditional patterns, and in store items include sustainable and ethically made clothing, accessories and jewelry.