Fair Trade Cambodia.Eco-friendly Lady Purses, ethically handcrafted by disabled home based workers in the community. www.craftworkscambodia.com Cambodia and Cambodians have suffered for decades as a result of war. It is still recovering from the atrocities of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970’s. About a third of Cambodia’s population lives below the national poverty level. The sale of these goods made by Cambodian workers will help keep families together with food on the table. It’s especially important for women. The opportunity to earn a living will allow them to raise healthy babies and children. I believe people will buy these items when they see them. Many Cambodian crafts items are both beautiful and clever. Silk is the most common material it is spun and woven in the villages, and made into scarves, shawls, purses and other accessories. Also popular are the eco-friendly items made of discarded rice bags. Recycled rice sacks are made into wallets and bags.
Eco-friendly Toiletry Bag, ethically handmade by disabled home based women workers in the community in Cambodia.
While Cambodia has enjoyed years of peace and development since the war and atrocities of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, today 30% of the population still live below the poverty line (on less than $1.25 per day). For this reason, Craftworks Cambodia makes their unique products by creating fair trade jobs for disadvantaged Cambodians with high levels of unemployment. Artisans and crafts people are paid fairly and equitably for their skilful work, which keeps families together with food on their table. A liveable and reliable income is especially important for women as it allows them to raise healthy babies and children and provide for their future. Craftworks Cambodia's products are skillfully made, beautiful and clever. They offer a range of traditional and contemporary products, from home décor to functional home ware as well as gifts, accessories and jewellery based on the finest aesthetic and artistic traditional workmanship of Cambodia. The designs use inspiration and local materials from Cambodia 's rich tapestry, restoring and preserving many traditional Cambodian skills. The materials used vary with silk being the most common material; it is spun and woven in the villages, and made into superb silk scarves, shawls, purses and other accessories. Also popular are the Eco-friendly items. Recycled paper is used for jewellery and stationery and even discarded rice bags are recycled into wallets and bags. Craftworks Cambodia maintains and practices a strong commitment to environmental awareness with many of the products being made from recycled and sustainable materials. Visit us online www.craftworkscambodia.com