You mean Karma right?
Nope, we mean krama. The krama is a traditional silk or cotton scarf made of thousands of tiny squares that reflects the tumultuous history of Cambodia: a patchwork of contrasting hues, of darkness and light. Used in hundreds of different ways by people of all socio-economic backgrounds, the krama materializes the balance between function and esthetics.
Good Krama is a slow fashion label that produces high quality, versatile and trans-seasonal pieces. We blend cultural tradition with innovation by mixing hand woven krama-inspired fabrics with our modern designs.
We make our clothes from two different types of materials:
- Cambodian hand woven silk or cotton fabric
- Upcycled materials from fabric remnants of local garment factories.
Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world! Every year, around eighty billion garments are produced worldwide, leaving a massive environmental footprint. With the ever-accelerating climate change, we want to do our part in offsetting this negative impact.
1. The awesome three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- We like to take it slow by valuing quality over quantity. By creating timeless pieces, we swim against the fast fashion current and reduce our overall production waste.
- There are over 500 garment factories in Cambodia, which leads to a massive amount of deadstock fabrics. We buy old, leftover, and over-ordered fabrics from local warehouses and reuse them to create something awesome. What would have ended up in landfill is now in your closet, how glamorous is that?
- We do our best to integrate biodegradable and recyclable materials in all aspects of our production line. From our tags to our packaging and shipping materials, we opt for the greener solution.
2. The Not So Awesome three Fs: Fossil Fuel Fabrics
- Most fast fashion is actually made out of oil. Yes, we’re serious. Polyester, acrylic, nylon and spandex are all synthetic materials that require significant energy, water and chemicals to produce. These textiles take anywhere between 30 to 200 years to biodegrade and release harmful chemicals like formaldehyde while they do. So basically your FFF shirt will outlive you, twice.
- While we can’t confirm the exact fiber content of our upcycled materials, we most definitely control all other fabrics we choose to work with including silk, linen, viscose and tencel amongst others.