- Phnom Penh
Khmer Creations was born from our passion for contemporary accessories and desire to make the world a better place. We are a group of women handcrafting a range of jewelry and accessories. We are a social business. We are Khmer Creations.
Khmer Creations began in 2007 with a vision to develop a creative business that would tangibly benefit Cambodian women and their communities. What started as therapeutic jewelry making workshops in shelters for sex trafficked women quickly became a business creating long-term employment opportunities.
We now provide skills training and secure employment to young women who have previously been working in exploitative jobs (including the sex trade and unregulated factories) and those who are at-risk of entering these industries due to difficulties in accessing education and employment opportunities.
Khmer Creations exists to empower women to actively improve and take control of their lives. We believe in, and advocate for, the rights of women to engage equally in society and to live a life that is free from fear, violence and exploitation. Our studio primarily employs single mothers and female heads of households where they are paid above market wages with health and child care benefits.