100% Lotus Silk Beauty Cloth
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Winners of the 2023 Women Changing the World Awards for Sustainability, it's official - Acala Stem's lotus silk is the best textile in the world for those who care about our planet.
The powerful self-cleaning properties of the lotus flower in lotus silk, provides a huge advantage when it comes to clean skincare.
The lotus flower is Mother Nature's finest work, and a fabric woven from the raw fires within its stem is the best thing you can do for your skin and your soul.
It's the lotus flower's purpose in a lake to keep the water clean and kill off germicides and other bacterias, so it's no surprise it leaves your skin feeling ultra-clean.
Handcrafted from pure lotus silk, this premium and powerful lotus microfibre cloth is designed to gently smooth pores and remove impurities, for a more radiant complexion.
Size: 21 x 34
Lotus silk contains 12 essential amino acids for the skin, and a high concentration of negative ions, which is why it feels so good, earning the reputation of the most healing plant-based textile in the world.
Acala Stem have self-funded their own clinical testing at Nelson Laboratories in the USA, investing more than $6000 of our profits to prove our lotus silk's efficacy, with results up to 6 times more breathable than other fabrics*.
The powerful, self-cleaning properties of the lotus flower offer a huge advantage when it comes to clean skincare. Our lotus silk also tested with antibacterial activity (antibiosis) of greater than 99%.# Testing certificates can be found on our website.
* Testing performed to the European standard EN 14683:2019, Annex C and the American Standard ASTM F2100:19.
# Testing was performed to the Korean Standard KS K 0693:2016. (Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae).
Lotus silk is the most sustainable textile in the world, produced with no water, gas, oil or electricity. Even the stems are collected with a raft and oar. This also helps reduce the purchase of cotton or bamboo which are heavy in water and chemical consumption. Lotus is grown from SE Asia’s rainy season so it doesn’t require watering. Most of the lotus stem grows underwater therefore harvesting is less disruptive to our planet.
We are a 100% plant-based brand, so we don't use any animal-derived fibres. Our lotus silk is made with zero chemicals or harmful dyes.
With 85% of mass-produced textiles going straight to landfill each year, it’s now critical to create products designed to keep for life. High quality accessories that last and can be handed down to future generations. Acala Stem is disrupting the current luxury goods market and re-framing the meaning of luxury for the future.
Our lotus silk Benefits:
• 100% plant-derived, cruelty-free vegan silk.
• High vibrational.
• Always ethically-made by skilled artisans.
• Award-winning for social responsibility.
• Factory-free and ethically-made.
• Every scarf is uniquely handwoven and hand-dyed.
• We only use DyeStar, certified OEKO-TEX®.
• Contains no heavy metals.
• 85% of garment workers overseas earn less than $3 a day. This is modern slavery.
• 80% of children living in orphanages are not orphans, due to the spike of “voluntourism”*.
• 10 million+ children are living in slavery conditions worldwide.
These numbers are too high to ignore.
Acala Stem is a powerful brand with a very strong purpose. We partner with a social enterprise to manage the division of sewing labour across the rural provinces of Cambodia. This creates opportunities for vulnerable women to work at home with their children, with a good wage and flexible working conditions. This can lower the risk of children entering orphanages, slavery and trafficking.
Acala Stem’s supply chain has already helped train more than 150 spinners who can earn up to $USD14 a day or between $USD200-$400 per month (considering the average income in rural provinces is $USD70 a month).
We have helped re-employ over 60 seamstresses across rural Cambodia. We are taking actionable, realistic and measurable steps to create humanitarian impact. We are 100% factory-free and cruelty-free, built consciously around the needs of overseas workers first and foremost.
The production of our lotus silk has also increased the opportunities of lotus farmers who once could only sell the flowers and seeds. The sale of the stems can now exceed $USD30,000 per year for farmers. Previously the stems were discarded as waste.
Acala Stem is an advocating voice for overseas workers. Many are under coercive control and fear losing their jobs if they speak up or take a stand against poor conditions. This is why we have to be their voice – as brands, and as consumers.
Australia Wide: FREE Parcel Post, despatched within 2-3 business days of your order.
Estimated delivery time: 3 business days.
International: International Express Post for all orders under $200, despatched within 2 business days of your order.
Estimated delivery time: 7 business days.
DHL Express for International shipping for all orders over $500.
Estimated shipping time: 3-5 business days.
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Your product has been carefully handmade with exceptional skill by master weavers on traditional handlooms. This means each product will be unique to the next. This is the beauty of the design a part of its design appeal. Our products are also hand dyed in separate batches and colours are blended manually. This means each colour will vary slightly, and we cannot guarantee a direct match from the digital photo. Please expect up to 10% variant in your colour from what you see on screen.
We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.
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If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. Not all returns will receive a shipping label. A change of mind return can mean funding your own return shipping costs.
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