Hand-woven silk production is an age-old tradition that has been present in Cambodia for thousands of years. But generations of textile workers across the country, the majority of whom are women, have been struggling to reserve the sericulture given the challenge to make ends meet with this dying skill.
This year, to celebrate this artistry tradition as well as to provide more sustainable silk weaving jobs to women of rural Cambodia provinces, Bally has teamed up with Soieries du Mékong, a French NGO that specialises in high-end silk weaving, to create 500 exclusive silk scarves. This collaboration embraces the Khmer’s silk craftsmanship and the Swiss’ elegance and poise, giving these simple accessories an inexplicable charm.
It takes 40 hours to make a perfect silk scarf, from crafting to finishing and each strand is processed entirely by hand. More than just a piece of cloth, these scarves are a testament to Bally’s rich heritage of excellence and dedication to the fashion industry as a whole, not only in shoe making. Besides the notable fabric quality, Bally has tastefully incorporated the signature Khmer’s vibrant checkered shawl patterns into its luxury scarf designs to keep the Soieries du Mékong’s authenticity. You can choose between the square ginghams and the large mufflers. They are all lightweight and suitable to style with various outfits, formal and informal alike.
Here is a sneak peek of this wonderful collection, available for online purchase from Bally’s website globally.
For more fashion finds, visit Bally’s boutique at G36, Ground Level, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, www.bally.com