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Sustainable Fashion: Why it is Necessary?

What is sustainable fashion one might ask? Sustainable fashion or eco fashion aims at an individual’s social responsibility as a consumer. The primary goal of this philosophy is to basically initiate a phenomenon that focuses on sustainability; one that can be supported forever in terms of human influence on this planet’s environment. Fashion trends change …

The best DIY skin care tips to pamper yourself this Spring

Cold weather is good for things like staying in bed, heading to the snow and occasional consumption of hot fish, but for your skin, it’s torture. So by the time spring comes, your dry and cracked skin is fed up and ready for a taste of spring weather. Along with long, warmer days, spring season …

These gift packs just landed, and we can’t get enough!

Since our handicrafts need to be flown all the way from Cambodia, we don’t get new stock in as frequently as we would like. We yearn for the occasions when we receive a big box in the mail, sit down and slowly tear the cardboard box open. Inside, we find dozens of handicrafts of all different …

How Microfinance Loans are Empowering Women in Siem Reap

The sewing program at Human and Hope Association has empowered dozens of women to break the cycle of poverty. Apart from sewing training, life skills lessons, business workshops and farming training, these Cambodian women can participate in a microfinance program. For just $140USD, they can purchase their own sewing machine through Human and Hope Association, …

Guide to the Angkor Temples

Angkor Archaeological Park is located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is said to be one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, with millions of local and international tourists flocking there each year. Angkor Archaeological Park features the remains of several capitals of the Khmer empire from the 9th to 15th centuries. It …

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Where to Shop Ethically in Siem Reap

When travelling through South East Asia, it can always be difficult to know where the souvenirs you purchase are made, and by whom. There is more of a shift nowadays towards ethical and responsible purchases, where both the maker and the consumer benefit. If you are travelling to Siem Reap, we have a few suggestions …

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Fashion Revolution – Campaigning for Transparency in the Fashion Industry

This week Hope Handicrafts is participating in Fashion Revolution week, and encouraging consumers to ask their brands, “Who made my clothes?”. Fashion Revolution week remembers the 1,134 people who were killed and more than 2,500 injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Bangladesh. The reason that this building collapsed was a poor foundation, conversion from …