Weaving a way to join global fight

Some 250 women weavers in Cambodia under the Maybank Women Eco-Weavers programme in collaboration with Colorsilk, a social business for Cambodian weavers, are aiming to produce over 110,000 handwoven face masks made of pure cotton and silk to help limit the spread of Covid-19 in the region.

The initiative, which began early this year, is also in support of easing the pressure on the demand for surgical masks which are primarily reserved for medical professionals and healthcare workers, as well as to counter the increase in price of face masks within the region.

To date, over 15,000 handwoven masks have been produced by the weavers, whereby 12,000 have been sold and 2,000 were donated to communities in Cambodia.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2020/06/01/weaving-a-way-to-join-global-fight

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