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Headband made from upcycled fabric sourced from the local markets in Phnom Penh. The women at CWSG spend many hours searching for the nicest prints and patterns, which are then used to decorate the headbands. We do not use glue to fasten the fabric. Instead the fabric is sewed to fit the plastic headband. The final details are stitched by hand which takes longer time, but also results in an item that lasts longer and looks nicer.
We have sourced the plastic headbands from FDG, which is a French manufacturer know for high quality hair accessories. The headband is flexible and very comfortable to wear. I sometimes get a headache from headbands that are too tight, but this one I do not even notice that I am wearing.
Outer material: 100% upcycled polyester
Inner plastic headband: 100% ABS plastic
The women from CWSG (Cambodia Women’s Support Group) in Phnom Penh make the headbands from upcycled fabric, which they buy at the local markets. CWSG provides a source of income as well as social support to the women in the group.
Read the blog post about CWSG >>
Sometimes the garment factories order too much fabric, or a design gets cancelled resulting in piles of leftover fabric. Traditionally, this leftover fabric ended up in landfills, but nowadays, you can find it at the local markets around Phnom Penh. By using this material to make new items such as the hair bows, we prevent beautiful material from going to waste while at the same time contributing to a more sustainable garment production.
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