When you buy a Cambodian scarf, you aren’t just purchasing a part of your wardrobe: You’re giving back to the people who made it, as well as spreading a cultural gem of the Khmer people. The krama scarf has been in use for thousands of years, and continuing the tradition is important. Here are a few ways you’re giving back to the people of Cambodia when you purchase a Cambodian scarf:
Supporting Local Trade
When you purchase a Cambodian scarf from Give Krama, you are supporting local tradesmen and tradeswomen in Siem Reap. All our scarves are sourced from craftsmen who weave each scarf individually by hand using an age-old weaving tradition. You will own a unique, handmade item that will last for years and add to your wardrobe, as well as be an item of interest. The men and women who keep this tradition alive will benefit from your purchase.
Providing Medical Care for Children
Part of the proceeds of the purchase of every Cambodian scarf is donated to the Angkor Children’s Hospital in Siem Reap. The hospital provides free medical care to families who cannot afford it, and also provides training, education, and even meals and housing. Angkor Children’s Hospital was the first to provide specialized pediatric care, and continues to benefit and support children in desperate need of medical care.
Continuing a Tradition
The scarf has been used for many years by the people in the are. They have many uses for the Cambodian scarf, ranging from a head wrap to a hammock! The scarf is a cultural gem, and carrying on the tradition is important. When you buy a colorful Cambodian scarf from Give Krama, you’ll not only be adding a beautiful, handmade silk scarf to your wardrobe, you’ll be supporting local craftspeople, supporting medical care for children, and continuing an age-old tradition.
Fin your colorful Cambodian scarf and give back!