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French barrette with a bow made from upcycled brown faux suede. The small logo plate on the bow is made by Angkor Bullet Jewellery from old bullet casings.
The metal French hair barrettes are from the French company Delsol. You probably have not heard about them, but they were actually the ones that invented the French barrette back in 1920. They are the only company that produces this kind of hair slides in Europe, and their French barrettes are of a very good quality.
The barrette holds a full ponytail. Comes with a small drawstring pouch, which CWSG makes from upcycled fabric.
Color: Milk chocolate
Dimensions: Bow: 4.7″, metal French barrette (stainless steel): 3.7″
Material: 100% faux suede (polyester)
The women from CWSG (Cambodia Women’s Support Group) in Phnom Penh make the hair bow. CWSG was founded by Mrs. Ky Kanary with the purpose of providing a source of income as well as social support to the women in the group. The members of the group meet on a regular basis to learn new skills and to make products, which they sell in the CWSG shop in Phnom Penh.
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.