Daughters Rising is a human rights, non-profit organization that, educates, employs and empowers ethnic Karen women taking refuge from Burma in Thailand. Their sister company RISE is a ethnic and ethical handbag collection combining Italian leather and tribal textiles, hand made by Karen artisans in their villages.
National/traditional clothes^Burma has many traditional types of clothing because there are separate groups/tribes/state. And each tribe/group has it's own traditional clothing. But each share the same similarities. Traditional dress worn when Burmese marry in marriage ceremonies. The richer people get to wear more elaborate styles and variations of the same outfit.
Karen is a group of languages spoken by around 3 million people in Burma and Thailand. They are thought to be related to the Tibeto-Burman language family, though it is unclear exactly how. They are spoken by the Karen people, who are also known as Kayin or Kariang in English, Per Ploan Poe or Ploan in Poe Karen, and Pwa Ka Nyaw or Kanyaw in Sgaw Karen, and who live mainly in Karen State in the south and southeast of Burma (Myanmar), and also in Thailand. (...)