Grace & Lux’s mission is to bring luxurious handmade Cambodian silk to America and, in turn, give back to the Cambodian community. All of Grace & Lux silk is fair trade. See for yourself how Christine Owens, owner of Grace & Lux, combines luxury and fair trade into a harmonious marriage . She will be selling her collection at tomorrow’s Pop-Up Shop.
Fair Trade Silk Design by Grace & Lux
Where do you get your inspiration?
From color & nature. Some of our products (such as the rose & chocolate 100% Cambodian silk scarves) are not only fun colors, but they are literally found in nature–the dyes were created by gathering various natural materials from around the local villages (bark & insects), then boiled to create the vibrant colors.
When and how did your company come to life?
In early 2011, I visited Cambodia & fell in love with its silk. Soon after, I started Grace & Lux because I wanted to bring the amazing silk I had seen to the United States.
What’s your ultimate dream for your company?
To open a brick & mortar shop.
What do you sell?
Cambodian silk scarves, ties, pillows & tablemats. We only buy from Cambodian vendors who give their employees a fair living wage. We have met with our vendors & toured the weaving centers where our silk products are created.
Where can I find your product?
What do you think of the DC Metropolitan Area style?
I love it. It’s classic & easy, but at the same time very stylish.
Favorite neighborhood/town for shopping:
Georgetown. I’ve been addicted to shopping there since high school.
Favorite fashion blogs:
I know this sounds odd, but I don’t read fashion blogs. I tend to learn about the current trends from observing people’s fashion.