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Scarf weather with Krama Heritage...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It's my favourite time of year, and even though I live in the desert and we got a heat wave on the day that I decided to wear a sweater, scarf, leather jacket and boots, it's still sweater and scarf weather time in my head! 

That being said, I'd like to introduce you to Krama Heritage, the makers of my lovely new scarf.  The idea for Krama Heritage came about because several friends fell in love with Cambodia.  You see, the "krama" is a traditional Cambodian scarf and Alexandru, Laure, and Raphael, three college roommates who started Krama Heritage decided to turn it into a symbol.  

In Cambodia, the krama is worn as a scarf, a head covering, a a bandanna, and is sometimes even used as a hammock for small children. What you may not know about Cambodia, is that it is a country that is still reeling from decades of occupation by the Khmer Rouge.  They are a country still trying to stand on their own feet after so many years of oppression.  

At Krama Heritage, the idea was to take something that is used every day in Cambodia, and share it with the world so that the world may learn of and know about the struggles Cambodia is still facing today.  Their scarves are all handmade in Phenom Penh by a cooperate of female weavers who work in an ethical, fair-trade environment.  Also, when you buy a scarf, Krama Heritage donates a portion of the proceeds to a non-profit organization.  

It's a win, win, win situation! 

What's sustainable about this outfit? 

: the scarf is handmade and fair-trade
: the jeans are second hand
: the ring is handmade
: the bracelets are handmade from up-cycled materials

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