SooJef Handcrafted Scarf - Korean Hahaha

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A one-of-a-kind endorphin-booster piece that embraces nature. They say, "you don't stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing." May this one-of-a-kind, freestyle handpainting of Korean laughs keeps you laughing and looking and feeling young. 

We know your friends will be asking so get ready to tell the handcrafting story below.

Nature

100% Handloom woven cotton: With the loose weaving of handlooms, this fabric is so breathable that it keeps you cool in summers and warm in winters. Lightweight and velvety soft.

100% plant dyed: Blue from strobilanthes cusia leaf

100% natural beeswax: For handpainting with wax

A Love Story of Giving

SooJ and Jef, both professional artists from the USA, couldn't leave Bali without trying how to paint freestyle on fabric using plant ink and beeswax. So they did and in turn contributed this piece to support our school mission. Plant dyeing is using natural dyes that are extracted from fresh plants and mixed by hand instead of synthetic chemicals made by machines. Good for the health: Safer than synthetic dyes as they don't contain chemicals harmful to health. Good for the ecosystem: As plants can be regrown, they’re a renewable, low-cost source. Good for the heart: Marrying design and nature using plants around us make us more present and appreciate what’s in the environment. 

Indigenous weavers weave magic for this scarf as they keep the flame of this dying art alive. It takes about two hours for a one-meter strip to be woven. Weaving requires the weaver to be strong and use both engineering skills and creativity. Weaving by hand is the interlacing of two sets of yarn - the warp (length) and the weft (width) using a loom - a wooden equipment that facilitates the interlacing without the use of electricity. Weavers inherit the skill from their forefathers and in turn pass it on to their children so weaving can sustain their livelihood. So wonderful.

Design

  • Made for longevity so you wear it a lot or share - as scarf, sarong, shawl, headscarf, bed runner, bed throw, sofa throw, wall hanger. Feel free, earth-loving, edgy, sexy.
  • Featuring: Hand twisted tassel
  • SizeLength: 70 in * 178 cm. Width: 39 in * 100 cm.
  • Care for long-lasting plant-dye: Cold hand wash or machine wash with like colors. Use eco-friendly or gentle detergent. Air dry in the shade or tumble dry low. Dry clean not recommended as natural dyes react to heavy synthetic chemicals. Plant dyed colors will fade if left in the sun for a long time and washed in hot water. Mend when torn. 

 You become a donor

Every purchase supports a cause as we share 50% of our net proceeds to the community. Together we help underprivileged children get the quality education they deserve at the eco-school we support in Bali. Learn more about our school mission in the blog.

Celebrating Artisans

Plant dyed, cut, sewn the traditional way in home-based family workshops in Bali who share our values for environmental and social responsibility. Learn more about how artisanal techniques work in our blog.

Aligning with UN SDG Goals

We take pride in contributing to at least six of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 14: Life Below Water; and Goal 15: Life on Land.

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