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SÉSAM STORY

BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS

Sésam is an independent luxury brand based in Melbourne, Australia.

We combine exceptional craftsmanship with contemporary design to redefine the timeless silk scarf, bringing you modern wearable luxury.

Sésam launched in July 2020 after several years of product research, design and development, with a focus on setting new standards in quality and environmental and social sustainability. We only use the finest Italian certified organic silk fibres, woven in Como into a dense 18 momme durable and breathable silk twill.

Our mission is to create unique products of the highest quality and integrity, that uplift your everyday and focus attention on simple moments of beauty and joy.

PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

We spent over two years testing silk producers and textile houses, seeking out the finest silk and craftsmanship. We are proud to work with artisans in one of the oldest silk houses in Como, who handcraft Sésam products with unparalleled skill and refinement, from the weaving of the raw silk fibres to treating, printing and delicately hand stitching our scarves.

Sésam’s entire silk supply chain is environmentally and ethically responsible, backed by two independent certifications – the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification and the Seri.co certification. This means our scarves are made in a way that respects the environment as well as the rights of every person involved in production. Our tissue paper is also certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, meaning it has been sourced from sustainably farmed forests. You can read more about these certifications on our Sésam World page.

ETHOS

Sésam’s ethos is to make every day beautiful.

Our scarves transform your outfit and your mindset as you slow down and appreciate moments of joy wherever you are. Sésam embodies contemporary and effortless style, a touch of timeless beauty and quality.

OUR CORE VALUES

FINEST MATERIALS

Sésam scarves are born in the Lake Como region in Italy, an area long known to produce some of the highest quality silk in the world.  Como's silk industry was pioneered by Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan. In around 1400, farmers began growing mulberry trees, which produce both an edible fruit and the leaves, which are eaten by the silkworms. Locals refer to the Como area as emanating la cultura del bello, meaning ‘The Culture of Beauty’, which is embodied in the silk, architecture, palm-lined fjord, Mediterranean climate and the lifestyle. Sésam silk bears the Seri.co certification, Italy’s quality trademark to protect the integrity and unique refinement of Italian silk.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP

Our silk is produced in one of the oldest silk houses in Como, by artisans who have been perfecting their techniques across generations. Sésam scarves start from the natural silk fibres of the Mulberry silk worm, which are woven into a dense 18 momme silk twill. The density of Sésam silk, signified by the high momme weight, optimises durability and longevity, while maintaining the light and breathable characteristics of the natural fibres, resulting in a perfect trans-seasonal wardrobe item. Sésam silk is treated and printed using techniques that ensure the highest quality color, texture and finish. Each scarf is finished with a rolled French hem, secured with fine hand stitching.

SUSTAINABILITY

All Sésam silk is GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) and Seri.co certified. These certifications are issued by independent assessment bodies, and are only awarded to producers who meet internationally recognised environmental, social and ethical standards. Our packaging tissue is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an organisation that ensures the paper has been sourced in an environmentally friendly, socially responsible manner.

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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Sésam scarves are designed in Melbourne, Australia. Our exclusive designs are inspired by Sésam's ethos to ‘make every day beautiful’, and tell the story of beautiful moments and adventures, whether in the past or yet to be embarked on. Rich colors are combined with a contemporary, paired back aesthetic. The result is a unique take on a classic accessory. Our designs are fresh and uplifting, elegant and versatile. Our focus is to make your life better, with beautiful moments to remember and cherish.

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