Golden Silk Pheach plantations respect drastic rules of production which forbid the usage of chemical fertilizers, of pesticides and insecticides which would be fatal for the fragile silkworms.
Breeding silkworms requires a constant care in the pace of feeding, cleaning and handling.
While producing a very light cocoon (giving 200 m linear thread), Golden Silk worms are also delicate and fine gourmet requiring freshly mulberry leaves for their daily meals. To obtain the best result and preserve the natural resources, leaves must be kept clean and cool, replaced three times per day, and breeding box cleaned on a daily base.
First step in a highly skilled process, spinning requires a great concentration in order to obtain a regular and twisted thread by hand.
As “the Quality starts at the ground level”, our community members pay a huge attention towards this first task.
In our search for authenticity, we only use natural pigments for coloring our precious threads.
Our materials are found in the very close nature surrounding Angkor Wat Temples.
Using natural dyes requires time and few quantity (around three hundred grams of silk only) can be soaked in each bath of natural dyes to give to the colored thread the best preserved and unequaled velvet touch of our silk as well as its brightness.
Natural dyes also enable an easy maintenance of our precious fabrics: cold water and a nut of shampoo are only needed for washing.
Depending on the weaving technique, the preparation is always a very long process for GOLDEN SILK PHEACH. This is the price to pay to obtain the best result when weaving.
In Golden Silk Pheach, our weaving methods are always a mixed; and, we combined different techniques in each piece.
Intrigued by a very old fabric preserved at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Golden Silk Pheach team has strived to replicate this master piece.
This rediscovered unique technique is only to be seen in GOLDEN SILK PHEACH which now excels in mastering other compositions of Khmer patterns, reviving the strength of its symbols.