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Handwoven Scarf – Heavy


  • This soft and gorgeous scarf is made from spray free home-grown cotton by the Oong Dong Cooperative. It’s hand spun yarn creates a soft feeling and it is super comfortable when worn.
  • This scarf is naturally dyed from botanical dyes. The indigo used is from indigo plants following a traditional fermentation method. Indigo is one of the most difficult colours to produce. Repeated dying is needed to achieve the dark blue colour. The brown is a natural cotton colour.
  • Please note that as these products are made by artisans some slight variation in colour, size and
    finish may, therefore, occur in the product range.
  • Proceeds of this sale goes towards a sustainability program in the Oong Dong village and to disadvantaged children for education.
  • Oong Dong Cooperative has around 80 members who jointly market their products. They plant their own cotton and the plants used for dyes. Since each member grows their own cotton or plants they don’t use herbicides or insecticides.
  • The more you wash the scarf, the softer it will get!
  • Carbon offset delivery

Product Care
Machine wash on a cold and gentle cycle ie wool or silk cycle, preferably dry in the shade.
Colours: Brown and indigo; The original colours may vary slightly from the photograph.
Dimensions: width: 36-38cm, length: 192-200 cm; Weight (approx.): 230-250g
Materials: 100% hand-woven Cotton

Dimensions 192-200 × 36-68 cm

Blue/Brown, Blue/White, Multi-colour, Dark Blue, Brown


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About us

Life Interwoven breathes new life into the traditional skills and craft developed over generations in South East Asia. In doing so, we help create an entrepreneurial system of support for disadvantaged, local communities.

Working with local artisans and community members, Life Interwoven helps move them towards a fair, sustainable, livelihood. Artisans are ‘re-presented’ to new markets, who get to see and experience just how beautiful and relevant their products are, no matter where they live. Local community makers offer skills and artistry in return for a fair wage so that they can live a dignified life and send their children to school.

All of the products are both ethical and sustainable and range from gorgeous homewares to unique accessories and fashion.

We partner with a number of artisan groups around South East Asia. Through Life Interwoven’s sale scheme, these people can increase their income, allowing them to provide for their families, and maintain their local communities.


Suwanna Hardwick, a Thai Native, migrated to Australia after married to her Australian husband, David Hardwick. She worked full-time for corporates while she was in Thailand but on weekends she worked with refugees living on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Suwanna worked for over ten years in homes for disadvantaged children. She sought out donations of money or materials from companies in Thailand, recruited friends and used her own income to help the children. She also assisted refugees in locating Thai relatives which meant they could apply for Thai citizenship allowing them to leave the refugee camps and build lives for themselves.

Inspired by the book, “Social Business” by Mohammud Yunus, and believing that a trading business set up to help people in positive ways would have a more lasting effect than direct donations, Suwanna, her husband and several like-minded friends who were keen to assist with funding the start-up social enterprise started – Life Interwoven in 2014.

We are an Australian social enterprise selling a range of unique ethical gifts and products. Our ethical homewares, lifestyle and textile products are made by our community artisan partners. We follow fair trade principles and use natural and sustainable materials. We support educational opportunities for children in South East Asia from our proceeds.

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