Stories of Silver + Silk
By purchasing our products you help to maintain and support local Thai arts and traditional culture. Every piece is handmade and unique. Stories of Silver & Silk silver products are hand crafted in 95-98% Silver by Thai Karen hill-tribe artisans. With a higher silver content than sterling silver, Karen silver has a weight, bright satin color and feel, all of its own. The Karen are a group of ethnic peoples who reside primarily in southern and southeastern Burma and in northern and north-eastern Thailand. Thai and Burmese hill tribes can be traced back to the 12th century when they are said to have originated from Tibet.
Stories of Silver & Silk's mission is to move beyond quantitative profits and create solutions for the socio-economic problems within the communities where products are produced. In Thailand the richest 20% of the population owns 60% of the generated income while the poorest 20% of the population only owns 4%. Stories of Silver & Silk hopes to lessen this disparity by creating opportunities for the low income population in rural communities to lead a sustainable lifestyle without disrupting their traditional ways.