6 Reasons Why You Need Khmer Silk Wrap Pants

 
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1. You’ll exude elegance effortlessly.

Trade in trendy for timeless with the Khmer silk wrap pants to showcase a contemporary take on classic, high-quality fashion. The sophisticated design and lustrous fabric will give you a natural glow as the subtle shine highlights your silhouette. 


2. They show the perfect amount of skin. 

These pants feature a thigh-high slit that elongate your legs without being scandalous. The slit is mostly hidden when standing still, but you can give the world a glimpse of your gorgeous gams with a confident, long stride or crossed legs. 

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3. They are a must-have for summer style and comfort.

The fabric is light and breathable, so you can stay cool in the summer heat. At the same time, they provide enough coverage to prevent unwanted tan lines. As an added perk, the thigh-high slit gives you easy access to that welcome summer breeze. 


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4. You can tweak the fit at any time.

Weight fluctuations can feel like a burden when it comes to those jeans you love, but these wrap pants will shape your curves no matter how your body changes.* Thanks to the simple wrap technique, you can adjust the fit to accommodate your needs (see the three-step tutorial here).


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5. You can feel good about your purchase. 

We deliver these amazing pants to your doorstep to fund all Save Cambodia operations. Your purchase helps to educate and empower the Cambodian people.


6. Dress them up or down, while making a difference.

Pair your pants with heels and a minimal top for an outfit inspired by haute couture, or wear them with a retro t-shirt and some sandals for a picnic. They are so versatile and chic, and you can wear them knowing you made an impact. We are obsessed with these pants, and we know you will be too!

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 *The pants have a limited diameter of 55 inches or 3XL. If your waist is larger than 55 inches, you can still wear them, but the slit will be open to the maximum width. 

How to Tie Your Silk Wrap pants


1) Hold the pants in front of you with the seams centered, then pull the strings around your waist and tie them behind your back. (The front and back are interchangeable!)

2) Pull the rest of the fabric under your legs using the remaining strings, and extend it behind you.

3) Tie the strings around the front of your waist and strut around looking like the goddess you are!

Silk Manufacturing

The silk weaving process begins when cultivated larvae cocoons that are harvested from mulberry trees are dissolved in water. Then, the artisan attaches the individual fibers into a spinning reel.

The people of Cambodia have worn traditional silk garments since the 12th century and they passed on the silk weaving tradition from generation to generation. Before the Khmer Rouge took power, Cambodia produced more than 300 thousand pounds of silk. After the Khmer Rouge era, the mulberry tree and human population were drastically reduced and silk production dropped to only two thousand pounds per year.

 

 

Watch this video to see how silk is produced.

 

Today, surviving silk producers are trying to keep the tradition alive by overcoming obstacles such as profit margin declines. Because the demand of silk has decreased and the price of imported raw silk has increased due to tax regulations, manufacturers have been forced to lower their sales prices.Cambodian silk garment production is part of the nation’s identity, but it is currently in jeopardy. You can help us save this age-old tradition by simply clicking on the link below and purchasing a pair of our beautiful Khmer Silk wrap pants.