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Laos: Mulberries Silk

silk-harvesting

Mulberries is a Fair Trade company that creates employment for Lao people in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

The production of traditional silk is a labor-intensive project, which can involve many people in many different aspects of the community. From the growing of mulberry trees to the creation of natural dyes, handcrafted silk production utilizes local labor, local knowledge, and local resources. This, in turn, encourages village self-sufficiency and productivity.

Handmade and naturally dyed, Lao silk speaks of the gentle strength of the people who produce it.

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