Helping Cambodians Free Themselves From The Weight of Poverty.
Towards Fair Trade
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 as a result of this turmoil. Craftworks Cambodia was established to provide market access for Cambodian artisans. The sale of these goods will help keep families together with food on their table. A livable and reliable income is especially important for women as it allows them to raise healthy babies and children and provide for their future. These Cambodian craft items are skillfully made, beautiful and clever. The materials used vary with silk being the most common material, it is spun and woven in the villages, and made into superb golden organic cocoon silk scarves and pure soft silk scarves, shawls, purses and other accessories. Also popular are the Eco-friendly items. Recycled paper and recycled brass bomb casings are used for jewelry and stationery and even discarded rice bags are recycled into wallets and bags.