The Silk Lab has been developed to assist the underprivileged women of Pouk District in the Siem Reap Province. It enables them to help support their families, provide social and economic security and have the chance to take their future into their own hands.
The women, aged between 17 and 27, have been trained to become professional seamstresses and have additional English classes too. They produce a beautiful selection of fashionable silk products including funky handbags, make up bags and purses. The products are sold at the Sangkheum Center, Angkor Night Market and many hotels in Siem Reap.
The Silk Lab is working hard to achieve sustainability so that their profits can allow the women to benefit from the tourism spend in Siem Reap whilst not leaving their homes to support their families. It also provides a possible employment choice for some of the young women currently at the various projects HOPE supports.
HOPE have a number of Silk Lab products to sell in London and Sydney, should you wish to help out on a stall and sell products to raise more funds for HOPE please do not hesitate to contact us.
Click Silk Lab Product Brochure to view some of the beautiful products available.