Cambodian Threads

Cambodian Threads

Cambodian Threads is a socially responsible company that offers handmade fair-trade silk scarves created by a group of artisans called the Hengs family, who live in a small rural village called Prek Bongkong.

The company buys the products from the artisans at a fair price, then sells them onto the western market (not a revolutionary concept of course) HOWEVER the difference here is that after the scarves have been sold, a percentage of the profit goes straight back to Cambodia, to purchase basic educational resources for children in the villages.

We love the giving back concept of this business, which contrasts greatly in the light of many western businesses in the current market who profit belligerently from people less advantaged in third world nations. From the sale of just 1 Cambodian threads scarf, enough money is raised for a small pack of books and pencils for 10 children. A wonderful commitment by a group of people with a firm belief that change has to start somewhere. You can read more about Cambodian Threads here.

Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at

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