Apoccas: Scarved for Life

  • 100 percent silk with amethyst crystals.

    100 percent silk with amethyst crystals.

  • Each Apoccas product is made with hand looms.

    Each Apoccas product is made with hand looms.

  • A style from the recent Apoccas collection.

    A style from the recent Apoccas collection.

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Thanks to a life-altering sabbatical in Southeast Asia, Alexandra Du Sold’s six-month break from the London hedge-fund market became a long-term commitment to ethically produced textiles. Working with village weavers in Thailand, her new venture, APOCCAS, produces hand-loomed scarves, shawls, and throws in silk and cotton. Du Sold’s brand of “grassroots luxury” is epitomized by her neck warmers: available in a range of natural colors, each conceals a pair of tiny crystals meant to enhance the mood of the wearer. But even if they don’t make you feel better, knowing that Du Sold donates a good portion of her profits to community projects will. –David Tse

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