Attractive and sophisticated yet comfortable resort wear to be worn at various events throughout summer. Hand loomed from organic cotton. The gauzy Sile fabric breathes and touches the skin lightly.
Handmade with love in Turkey, by Cigdem, Nilufer, and their crew. SWG founder, Bibi, lived a year in Istanbul, and loves working with makers there.
One size fits most
Length: 1,23 mt/ 48"
Width: 1,16 mt/45"
Washing Instructions: Machine wash on cold or warm Do not use bleach Do not tumble dry Since the fabric is crinkle by nature, pull at both ends softly Do not iron the design Do not dry clean
Cigdem recalls her upbringing in Sile, a fishermen’s village north of Istanbul. “I remember the fabrics swinging like balloons in the rough sea wind after being washed in the Black Sea.” Her most beautiful childhood memories are from this town, where each house had its own handloom, and women weaved their own fabrics, a beautiful tradition representing women’s early attempts at self-efficacy and entrepreneurship. “But, the women stopped weaving over time, and the looms slowly started disappearing. I do not want these fabrics—and the traditions behind them—to be lost. That is why I dream of bringing Sile fabric back to the modern world."
Nilufer aspires to bring this local artistry to a global audience, saying "Every corner of Turkey has beautiful textiles that have been loomed for centuries. My dream is to support the incredible women making them and introduce their work to a global market,”
Nilufer and Cigdem’s initiative will bring life to an age-old tradition and help empower women to do what they love.