Silkthreads together with our main suppliers Craft Link and MKS, offers a range of silk and velvet scarves and accessories including a unique range of hand embroidered applique Hmong jewellery.
Craft Link was set up in Vietnam by international NGOs with the aim of helping disadvantaged and marginalised groups gain a means of generating income and create a sustainable future for themselves and their communities whilst at the same time preserving some of their ancient traditions such as weaving and embroidery.
Madhya Kalikat Shilpangan (MKS) is based in Kolkata, India, and was set up in 1994 with the aim of providing support to artisans who were not in a position to access markets and earn a living despite their craft skills. MKS also supports the development of communities for artisans, providing informal education and training and ensures that the artisans are paid fairly and their produce finds local, regional as well as international markets to help protect them from market volatility. MKS is a member of the Fair Trade Forum of India.
Other suppliers include EMA, the Equitable Marketing Association, also based in West Bengal, India, who work to support those who are also living in challenging economic conditions.
Silkthreads also have a range of hand woven shot silk shawls produced by Cambodian widows and supplied through the charity Village Works.