This organization started years ago as a therapeutic jewelry workshop in shelters for sex-trafficked women, and it has quickly grown into a social enterprise that is providing sustainable employment to women living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The collective, who focuses on ethical and fair trade practices, employs mainly single mothers and female heads of households that had been working in exploitative jobs.
Khmer Creations artisans are paid a salary above market wages along with being offered health benefits and onsite child care. We were excited to partner with them not only because of their noble mission, but also for the extended training they provide to continue to build and invest in the women themselves. There have been trainings and assistance in all things relating to business and product management all the way to financial literacy and personal development. The collective has the goal of becoming 100% artisan owned, and we are excited to play a role in helping them achieve that.