Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Women of Ban Dong Yang

In my search for reliable wholesalers of high quality silk, I found the most awesome community business and project going on in a small village in Thailand.

Thai Silk Magic, a company that is not just a capitalist body making all the profit it can from silk produced with cheap labour; but rather a company run more like a community project by a woman with the needs of her people close to her heart.

The founder of this company, fondly known as Dao approached the silk weavers in the village of Ban Dong Yang and suggested marketing and selling their exquisite silk weaving skills and products globally through her company - Thai Silk Magic.
Dao now wholesales Mulberry silk (which is one of the most expensive types of silk) as produced by the amazing hardworking women of the Thai village of Ban Dong Yang.

What I find most amazing about this community business is that all profits... everything goes into providing sustenance for the women in this village and education for their children.
Schools are been built, school uniforms are been made, durable comfortable houses are been built – its fair trade at its best and Esteri is right in the midst of it.

I am so proud to be associated with the women of the village of Ban Dong Yang, to contribute to their empowerment, the education of their children... to produce our captivating, unique collection from their eco-friendly, dyed with natural dyes mulberry silk.

I heart the women of Ban Dong Yang and the amazing work they are doing! 

The women of Ban Dong Yang...

The silk weaving...


And then after...

The Children who benefit from this wonderful project...

For more details visit on the life of the women of Ban Dong Yang visit the links below

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