Women and men alike love these scarves! The silk is lustrous, durable, and soft. You don't have to baby it- throw it in your bag and you're off! Wild silk is warm and breathable. It magically seems to adjust to the weather- letting air in when it's warmer and insulating when it's colder.
The length is ample so you can wrap your scarf as you like, but not too long where it gets in the way. Some people also like to use them as table runners!
Each piece is thoughtfully designed in N.C. by founder, Kyley Schmidt, and carefully hand-crafted by the women in the Solidarity Cooperative in the Central Highlands of Madagascar.
The silk comes from wild Borocera silkworms, a species of silkworm only found in Madagascar. The weavers do everything by hand - from spinning the yarn on a drop spindle, dyeing with mostly natural dyes (including leaves, bark, clay, and plant material), and finally weaving on a floor loom. Their techniques have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations. Your purchase directly helps a weaver in this cooperative support her family. It also preserves the cultural tradition of silk weaving in Madagascar.
Each scarf will last a lifetime.
Dimensions are approximately 12.5" x 70" (as these are completely hand-made, each piece can be slightly different but will not vary much).