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Weaving a Brighter Future: Supporting Home-Based Weavers to access eye care

Beyond the handlooms:

Our commitment to ethical manufacturing goes beyond the well-being of the weavers. We source high-quality, sustainable materials and offer fair wages that allow weavers to support their families and children.  We believe in building long-term relationships with the artisans and communities that keep FAIR WEAVE thriving.

When you purchase blankets, scarves, rugs, and other textiles from FAIR WEAVE, you're not just buying beautiful artisan-made pieces. You're supporting a community of talented artisans, their livelihoods, and the rich cultural heritage of Cambodian traditional hand-weaving.

One of the biggest challenges faced by many weavers, particularly in rural weaving villages, is access to proper eye care. Khmer traditional weaving is a detail-oriented craft, and good eyesight is crucial for maintaining quality and preventing long-term strain.

That's why we're proud to offer support through our Ethical Manufacturing initiative. We partner with a team of dedicated professionals who travel directly to the villages where our weavers live. This eliminates the barrier of travel for weavers who might not have the time or resources to visit an eye doctor.

During these visits, our medical partners conduct comprehensive eye examinations and provide reading glasses to those who need them. This simple act of care makes a world of difference. Improved vision allows our weavers to work more comfortably, efficiently, and with greater precision.

The Impact:

The results of this program have been truly transformative. By ensuring our weavers have a clear vision, we're not only improving their overall health and well-being but also:

  • Enhancing Quality: Clear vision allows for meticulous attention to detail, leading to even more stunning and fewer defects. 

  • Increased Productivity: Improved eyesight can lead to faster weaving times, allowing our artisans to earn more income.

  • Preserving Traditions: By supporting the eye health of some elderly weavers, we ensure these traditional weaving techniques can be passed down to future generations.


We provided eyesight checks to 56 weavers and there were 47 weavers received reading glasses. 

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