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 jewellery making workshops in shelters for sex trafficked women quickly became a business creating long-term employment opportunities.
Khmer Creations provides 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.
Khmer Creations believes 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. They make sure that artisans are treated well and paid fairly, their business operations are guided by the 10 principles of Fair Trade endorsed by the World Fair Trade Organization. They have a high standard of wages which cover health care coverage, child care facilities and a safe and rewarding work environment impacting not only the lives of their staff but the communities around them.
They also provide training in technical jewellery making techniques as well as business management skills, personal development and financial literacy, teamwork and leadership, production management, quality control, and ethical and fair trade practices.
Khmer Creation products are made of the highest quality using locally sourced raw materials, their collection has expanded and refined over many years of testing in export and domestic markets. New products are developed by their teams in Cambodia and in Australia.