If you ever wonder what makes FOREST’s scarves and brooches so special, here are few interesting points:
There are many prevailing grades of mulberry silk and cashmere commercially available, but at Forest, only the finest grade of mulberry silk and cashmere are chosen. Top grade mulberry silk and cashmere are pure white and made up of individual long fibres. This explains why they are stronger and more durable.
At Forest, we believe in only the best. It is this professional attitude that explains why our clients enjoy an unparalleled quality in Forest scarves.
Our Signature FOREST silk scarves are known for their delicate and smooth texture, making them very comfortable and gentle on the skin. This is all possible because we use the best grade silk and the best processes utilised by our artisans. The raw silk material will go through a proper lengthy processing cycle before it turns into a beautiful and lustrous sheen, a quality associated with our brand. As a result, the final product is not only gentle on the skin but also highly durable. The same thing applies to our cashmere products.
All FOREST scarves and shawls are hypoallergenic with breathable characteristics, making them not only beautiful but a joy to wear and pleasure to wear all season.
Since our inception, we want to achieve more than simply making scarves. Taking cues and inspiration from Mother Nature, our intricate designs usually come with fine details and background story/message. We also integrate art and culture in our design to allow people to showcase their personality, helping them to be unique and special.
The diversity of the designs available at FOREST is attributed to the fact that FOREST designers hail from different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. This is what set FOREST aside from their competitor.
At FOREST, we celebrate diversity and community. We believe in a harmonious world made up of different colours, genders, cultures, languages, visions and lifestyles. The intertwining of elements at harmonious balance is exactly what inspired our founder to name the brand "FOREST".ii. Printing
Here at FOREST, we rely heavily on screen-printing for the production of our quality scarves. Screen- printing is a superior technique acknowledged industrially to produce deep and vibrant colours which are resistant to wear. Such quality is only possible as the colours are produced layer by layer in the screen-printing process with the close supervision of a skilled and experienced artisan.
We wanted our clients to have the best silk experience; that is why FOREST insists on producing scarves by hand-rolling instead of machine hem. This is because hand rolled scarves are known to drape, fold and puff better than scarves rolled by machinery.
In addition, hand-rolling produces scarf edges are usually tight and tubular. Despite the manual processes, strict QC is in place to ensure that all scarves are defect-free. The hand-stitched edges are more malleable and can be contorted into various shapes more easily. Hand-rolled hems are done only by skilled and experienced artisans, alluding to FOREST's extreme attention to detail.
Since December 2020, FOREST embraced the green movement by halting all production made from unsustainable materials, such as polyester. All of our products are also hypoallergenic as they are made of natural and eco-friendly materials.
10% of all proceeds made from the sale of silk fashion accessories are donated to PA Nepal because we believe in giving back to society. PA Nepal constantly seeks to provide basic needs and human rights to prisoners and their children.
All scarves at Forest can be hand washed, and it is not necessary to dry clean them always. However, as the pieces are delicate so do make sure to wash them with utmost care ( please refer to the instructions given in their website).