It was love at first sight, when I saw this scarf. The color combination is just right, and the scarf is big enough to drape it over your shoulders instead of a cardigan. It looks great with a white shirt and jeans, but you can also pair it with an all-white outfit as I have done in the photos.
The scarf is made by 100% handwoven cotton. It is preferable to wash the scarf by hand, as it prevents the cotton from creasing, but if you machine-wash the scarf, do it at low temperatures and choose the slowest spin cycle. Do not tumble dry the scarf.
The scarf measures 19.5in x 73in and is made in Thailand.
Sylvia and Nor-Nor at Chimmuwa
Chimmuwa in Mae Sot
The scarf is designed by Chimmuwa, which is a part of Borderline Collective in Mae Sot, Thailand. Chimmuwa was founded by Sylvia and Nor-Nor with the purpose of providing employment opportunities and job training for young female migrants and refugees from Myanmar.
Chimmuwa purchases the handwoven cotton fabric from villages in the northern part of Thailand and turn it into beautiful items like this scarf. In the video, Sylvia tells us how she sources the cotton: