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From Hand-Dyed Ikat Bags to Scarves for Education

By: Tiana Reid - Published:
These silk ethical fashion styles, from hand-dyed ikat handbags created by a social enterprise called Push Pull Cambodia, to a company called Zaanha that makes scarves in order to fund education programs, incorporate a variety of social mechanisms into their business model.

Because of the onslaught of fast fashion, and of course, its ubiquity, silk isn't exactly a type of material that is easy to come by. A natural protein fibre, silk is often difficult to take care of and with the aforementioned fast fashion mentality, it doesn't become a shoppers go-to because, well, the assumption goes that clothing isn't made to last. Yet these silk ethical fashion styles pair their insistence on high quality materials with a socil mission.