We care about the people behind the stuff we make. Transparency of our production chain is key to retain integrity, so we bare it all for you:
We get all of our silks, cottons and kramas handwoven in the Takeo Province of Cambodia. We work with Color Silk – a social enterprise that aims to prevent the ancient Cambodian weaving tradition from vanishing. Color Silk empowers over 400 women living in rural areas and helps to contribute to their economic development and financial independence.
The Weavers Project creates high quality, uniquely designed accessories from 100% cotton, handcrafted by local artisans. Their artisans come from Cambodian families making positive changes in their community. Weavers provides training and leadership development for its artisans, preserving the art of Cambodian craft and sharing each story of change.
FairSew is a manufacturing studio that treats its employees fairly by providing them with a safe working environment, offering benefits well above the minimum levels for garment workers in Cambodia and giving staff opportunities for further learning and development.
Founder & Director
Fairsew is where our garment production magic happens. Anneliese used to be a pattern maker and designer for bridal couture. She has since founded Fairsew as a studio for high quality garment manufacturing. You will find her wearing her krama as a scarf styled with her favourite SOs inspired floral dress.
Justine is originally from Brisbane, Australia. Her favourite part of work is seeing the positive social impact Fairsew has on the staff. She loves exploring Cambodia and working on craft ideas to make better use of the studio scraps You can ﬁnd her wearing her krama wrapped in her hair paired with her signature bold earrings.
Team Leader & Production Assistant
Sreythe is the one who oversees the sewing team and she's really good at it! Always in a good mood and ready to listen, Sreythe is very involved in all aspects of our production. She keeps it classic by pairing her krama as a scarf along with her favorite jeans.
Cutting Master at the studio
Sonita was born and raised in Phnom Penh. She has been mastering her craft as a cutter and finds her skills improving at Fairsew. She is happy to prepare all the cut fabric pieces for her seamstress colleagues. She owns that cutting room! Her favorite way to wear her krama is as a towel or as a scarf.
Sinorng is originally from the Kratie Province. She started as a sewist in Fairsew and has since been promoted to sample maker. She has mastered making entire garments and her favorites are funky pockets and binding. She prefers wearing her krama as a big bow around her head or as a simple scarf.
Narivan is originally from Phnom Penh. She is new to Fairsew and has been on a steep learning curve but she feels quite comfortable so far. She believes management are welcoming and care for the team. She usually uses her krama as a scarf to cover her neck when she is traveling!
Sokhen is from the Kandal Province of Cambodia. She enjoys working at Fairsew for it allows her to develop new sewing skills and styles. Her sewing tasks change often and she loves that challenge. She usually wears her krama wrapped around as a towel after a refreshing shower!
Khim is originally from the Takeo Province. She used to work in a big garment factory with more than 1000 workers. They were always doing the same things. Now she is happy to learn new things and make new styles at Fairsew. She likes to wrap her krarna across her body as a sun protection or as a towel after the shower.
Sina is also from the Takeo Province of Cambodia. She has always been in the fashion industry. Now She likes working at Fairsew because she is good at her job despite its challenging aspects. She learns something new every day and and she ﬁnds this encouraging. She prefers wearing her krama wrapped around her head as a sun protectant.
Sopheak is born and raised in Phnom Penh. She loves the challenge of being the technical officer in Fairsew and exchanging skills and ideas with the others. Her favorite way of wearing her krama is as a towel after a shower or as an accessory for special occasions.
He is originally from the Kampong Thom Province. He enjoys working at Fairsew as it is much safer than working in the construction sites as he used to do. He is constantly learning and developping this new found skill and is pushing himself to succeed. You will ﬁnd him rocking his krama around his neck.
POUR UN SOURIRE D'ENFANT (PSE)
Pour un Sourire d'Enfant (PSE) is a French non-profit organization dedicated to providing food, medical care, general education, and vocational training to maltreated, destitute and uneducated children in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. The workshop employs 30 women whose children are supported by PSE: they are guaranteed a fair wage (above the industry average) and good working conditions. It is also a training ground where the emphasis is on learning diverse skills: in the future, they will be able to open their own small workshop if they wish. These mothers make the school uniforms and crafts sold in PSE shops in Phnom Penh or at fundraising events by the branches. The goal is to increase their income, so their children can stay at school.