“With today’s strength and yesterday’s wisdom for tomorrow’s beauty”
Founded in the purest traditions, which have made Khmer silk makers known worldwide, and using closely guarded secrets of production maintained for generations, Golden Silk Pheach offers a selection of fine and rare art silk products, adapted to the discerning demands of today. Golden Silk products are ecologically produced from the yellow silkworm, which is traditionally found in Southeast Asia and particularly in the northwest of Cambodia. This unique silk has practically disappeared due to its very low yield (15 times less than the white silk), which forbids any mechanization in its transformation process requiring in the mean time labor intensive and highly skilled methods of producing and weaving. Nevertheless, the quality and desire for this fine silk is unequaled.
At Golden Silk Pheach, our textiles are woven and dyed by hand, making each piece entirely unique.
Mrs OUM Sophea Pheach, founder
Golden Silk is managed by Madame OUM Sophea Pheach, former Director of the National Center of Cambodian Silk. After her studies in France, Pheach decided to return to Cambodia to work in the Khmer refugee camps on the Thai border. The 1991 Paris Peace Agreement after the war saw the return of thousands of refugees, many of them orphans. Pheach set up a village for orphan children called Sovanaphoum Komar in 1992. Pushed by the desire to rebuild the prestige of the Khmer culture, she decided to tackle this challenge by creating “Golden Silk Pheach” in 2002. Today, Golden Silk provides employment opportunity to many former orphans from the village and to other disadvantaged rural people living in the surrounding areas of the Preservation Center.