This partner produces high quality, handcrafted rattan products whilst also providing female artisans with a sustainable income, a safe working environment and an outlet for their creativity.
Why we picked them
We first visited this workshop in 2018 after finding out about their weaving expertise through the social enterprise network in Cambodia. The idyllic village that the workshop is situated in is infamous for its rattan bags and homeware woven by local women, many of whom have been weaving all their lives.
Rattan, also known as ‘ la peak ‘ in Khmer is a naturally renewable climbing palm that grows in the tropical regions of Asia. Its characteristics mean that the material is easily manipulated to create new and exciting shapes. The growth time of rattan is very short compared to other timbers and is all sourced locally from nearby fields.
The co-founder of the company is a Dutch product developer who manages sampling and production, a unique attribute of this enterprise is that they can design and develop products on site.