Cambodian student in classroom

Your purchase with Life Interwoven will create a great impact to a disadvantaged community. So far we have helped 126 children to go to school.

  • 28 students to e-learning for one month
  • 3 students to virtual and drop-in classes for one year
  • 60 Cambodian children to learn English/Khmer languages
  • 20 children to learn art classes
  • 15 preschool children to access daily education, hygiene supplies and school starter kits
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Life Interwoven is a social enterprise founded by  a group of like minded friends with the inspiration to fight disadvantage and poverty as well as helping to conserve traditional textile and handicrafts in South East Asia.

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Natural Dyed Handwoven Cotton Scarf – Checked Pattern – Mid


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– This soft and gorgeous scarf is made from spray free home-grown cotton. Its hand spun yarn creates a soft feeling and it is super comfortable when worn.
– The more you wash the scarf, the softer it will get!!
– 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.
– 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.
– Oong Dong Cooperative, Thailand 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.
– Carbon offset delivery.

A review from our happy customer from Violet Town market.
“I am delighted to support this really important and amazing project. To think that lives can be changed by my contribution, brings so much joy. And to receive these exquisite hand-crafted products is more than wonderful. They really are magnificent in every way.”

Product Care
Colours: brown, cream and indigo blue; The original colours may vary slightly from the photograph.
Dimensions (approx): width: 37-38cm, length: 194-202 cm; Weight (approx.) : 210-220g
Materials: 100% hand-woven Cotton
Machine wash on a cold and gentle cycle – wool or silk cycle, preferably dry in the shade.
Shipping: by Australia Post

Weight 210 kg
Dimensions 194 × 38 cm

Multi-colour, Light Blue, Dark Blue


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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.

Shipping costs

Shipping from Australia
Within Australia $10.00

Ships From: Australia

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