Cute hair bow made from organic peace/ahimsa silk. The silk is handwoven raw silk, which has a coarse texture and a discreet luster that will add an elegant touch to any outfit.
The large bow holds a full ponytail of medium thickness hair.
The women from CWSG makes the silk bows, which comes in a beautiful embroidered pouch made from handwoven cotton from Weavers Village in Cambodia.
I purchase the metal French hair barrettes from Delsol, which is a company in France. You probably have not heard about them, but they were actually the ones that invented the French barrette back in 1920. They are the only company that produces this kind of hair slides in Europe, and their French barrettes are of a very good quality.
How to take care of your hair bow?
Keep the bow in the protective pouch when you are not wearing it. Do not wear the hair bow in humid conditions or when it is raining outside, as it will lose its shape and become soggy.
The bow can be dry-cleaned
Dimensions: Length, large bow: 4.3in, French barrette: 3.5 in
Bow: 100% ahimsa silk, Metal French barrette: Nickel free stainless steel
Pouch: Outer fabric: 100% handwoven cotton, Lining: 100% polyester
What is Peace Silk/Ahimsa Silk?
Silk is such a beautiful and versatile material, and I knew from the beginning, that I wanted to sell silk products in my shop, but when I was looking for suppliers, I was shocked to find out how silk is typically made. Did you know that the traditional way to produce silk is to boil the cocoons with the silkworms inside? Many hundreds of silkworms are boiled alive, just to make one scarf! That seemed unnecessary and cruel to me, so I started looking for alternative ways of making silk, and I found out about ahimsa silk.
Ahimsa silk is made without harming the silkworms, which are allowed to hatch and become butterflies. It takes longer time and it is a more expensive process, but no butterflies die in the process which is why ahimsa silk is also called peace silk and non-violent silk.
CWSG in Phnom Penh