Lotus Silk is a Cambodian social enterprise with the goal of being an inclusive, and sustainable fashion house. They create handmade clothing and accessories using ethically sourced and sustainable fabrics with a team of talented, in-store tailors. They are committed to using upcycled fabrics, producing organically grown silk yarn and fabrics, all within ethical processes with minimal or no harm to the environment.
History & Philosophy
The story of Lotus Silk began with founder and director Vannary, who through her working career, became aware of the many issues within the Cambodian garment manufacturing industry.
As early as 2003, there were many handcraft stores in Cambodian. These stores focused mainly on simple fashion accessories such as scarves and purses. Seeing a gap within this market, Vannary set out to create a Cambodian fashion house, to create unique handcrafted clothing and accessories, to challenge the 'norm' of the Cambodian handicrafts industry, and provide both local and international markets with Cambodian inspired products.
Vannary embarked on a mission to develop a workshop that would work towards an ethical industry through the empowerment of individuals, to create hand crafted items and a real Cambodian fashion brand that support sustainable pratices and local silk and cotton production programs around Phnom Penh.
Their dream is to see Cambodia free of social inequality in all its forms and a return to sustainable and ethical fashion production.
Contact: San Vannary