Khmer women hand-weave premium 100% cotton fibres on their looms, creating the Tola Shawl. Incredibly unique and comfortable, it’s an instant essential for your adventures. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted with care, developing its own soul and design, steeped in the beauty of Cambodia’s countryside. Evoke style while travelling or walking into town, as this classic shawl will always fit the local scenery.
Wearing your Tola Shawl shows you care about a sustainable world. It’s truly handcrafted, since no electrical machinery is required in its production.
Tola is a common Cambodian first name meaning “born in October”. The Khmer women handcrafted the first shawl for us in Cambodia in October – the same month MERSiŌ was created – we honour this collaboration by naming the Tola Shawl.
Skillful weavers follow the same pattern and source high-quality premium cotton, yet each Tola-Shawl may vary slightly in dimensions and natural marks contributing to its genuine essence. Machine washable in cold water on a regular cycle, for your convenience.
As unique as your travels, each piece of MERSiŌ gear has a story and a soul of its own. Collaborating with artisans who share our world, we choose supplying partners based on their skills, values and dedication to crafting high-quality products in sustainable working conditions.
With this Tola Shawl you support the sustainable development of a rural community of Cambodia, since we are collaborating with a cooperative making sure Khmer women receive a fair wage for their work and are working in good and safe conditions. They also support those in the community who are landmine wounded and HIV infected, helping them to work and be able generate revenue sufficient to support their families.