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August 25, 2017 | Last Modified: 2017

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Angkor Silk Farm, about 20 minutes outside of Siem Reap, for what might better be termed a pre-industrial tour. Silk is being produced there in the same way it’s been done for hundreds of years in Cambodia, and the process is fascinating. There is no charge for the tour, which takes about half an hour, but most visitors tip the guide a few dollars. The tour concludes in a large shop offering colorful silks and other products of Artisans d’Angkor. The shop’s offerings are spectacular but not cheap, which ought to be no surprise after seeing how much skilled hand labor goes into real silk production. We were eager to buy a souvenir or two in gratitude for the tour and to help Artisans d’Angkor further its mission of preserving traditional handicrafts.

Responsibility

Artisans Angkor is a semi-public and social Cambodian company that was originally created to help young rural people find work near their home village. As the offshoot of an educational project called Chantiers-Ecoles de Formation Professionnelle, aiming at providing professional skills to communities with little schooling, Artisans Angkor has maintained its actions in education by developing its own training program in the handicraft sector. Over the years, Artisans Angkor has become a real showcase of Khmer workmanship for its silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquered products, silver-plated copperware, silk painting, ceramics and jewellery. Not only does the company revive traditional Khmer Arts and Crafts but it also offers a collection of hand-made clothing and home furnishings fitted to contemporary lifestyles. Artisans Angkor offers a wide range of high quality products that can suit every taste.

Business Case

Since 1998, Artisans Angkor has successfully revitalized traditional workmanship while pioneering innovative social policies. Education, self-respect, and well-being are values we are committed to. This positive support creates a working environment where each employee’s venture results in high quality and inspirational products. Artisans Angkor has always strived to pioneer a new social policy in Cambodia, guaranteeing a fair income (higher level of salary than average) as well as social and medical welfare. Also, 5% of our craftsmen are people with disabilities and the company respects gender equal opportunity principles. The company is in full compliance with Cambodian Labor Law.

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Angkor Silk Farm, about 20 minutes outside of Siem Reap, for what might better be termed a pre-industrial tour. Silk is being produced there in the same way it’s been done for hundreds of years in Cambodia, and the process is fascinating. There is no charge for the tour, which takes about half an hour, but most visitors tip the guide a few dollars. The tour concludes in a large shop offering colorful silks and other products of Artisans d’Angkor. The shop’s offerings are spectacular but not cheap, which ought to be no surprise after seeing how much skilled hand labor goes into real silk production. We were eager to buy a souvenir or two in gratitude for the tour and to help Artisans d’Angkor further its mission of preserving traditional handicrafts.

Artisans Angkor is a semi-public and social Cambodian company that was originally created to help young rural people find work near their home village. As the offshoot of an educational project called Chantiers-Ecoles de Formation Professionnelle, aiming at providing professional skills to communities with little schooling, Artisans Angkor has maintained its actions in education by developing its own training program in the handicraft sector. Over the years, Artisans Angkor has become a real showcase of Khmer workmanship for its silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving, lacquered products, silver-plated copperware, silk painting, ceramics and jewellery. Not only does the company revive traditional Khmer Arts and Crafts but it also offers a collection of hand-made clothing and home furnishings fitted to contemporary lifestyles. Artisans Angkor offers a wide range of high quality products that can suit every taste.

Since 1998, Artisans Angkor has successfully revitalized traditional workmanship while pioneering innovative social policies. Education, self-respect, and well-being are values we are committed to. This positive support creates a working environment where each employee’s venture results in high quality and inspirational products. Artisans Angkor has always strived to pioneer a new social policy in Cambodia, guaranteeing a fair income (higher level of salary than average) as well as social and medical welfare. Also, 5% of our craftsmen are people with disabilities and the company respects gender equal opportunity principles. The company is in full compliance with Cambodian Labor Law.

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