Kashaya Silk was created with the intention of promoting Khmer silk in Europe. Catherine Theron is the founder and also the creator of the collections. A team of six people createthe models using traditional weaving techniques (ikatage).
Catherine Theron was born in Phnom Penh in 1966, and brought up in Southeast Asia. She studied at the School for Oriental Languages in Paris, and also studied advertising. She worked in tourism in Paris and Vietnam before coming back to settle in Cambodia in 1996. She created Kashaya Silk in 2000 with the intention of promoting Khmer silk in Europe.