Saomao is a Cambodian social enterprise (using market based strategies to advance its social mission which remains central to its operation). Saomao assists artisans to create unique Cambodian art, design and hand crafted products. Saomao specialises in traditional and contemporary hand made silver and brass jewelry that fuses the past with the present. Inspiration comes from the bronze age culture of south East Asia from about 1000-1BC. as well as from the ancient bass reliefs and architecture from the Angkorian empire.
Saomao also specilases in silk and cotton textiles which are hand dyed and loomed, our inspitation comes from nature, antique traditional weaves, and architectural designs; our emphasis is on the "unusual and the innovative."
Saomao promotes gender equality in the workspace and is seeking sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty by promoting social development through crafts and fair trade. Saomao works to make a difference to the lives of Cambodian people. Saomao opens opportunities so people can use their skills to provide income for their families with a livable wage and works alongside artisans in the development and design of products. Saomao using renewable and eco-friendly materials wherever possible so as a conscious consumer, you can look to improve other people’s lives with your purchases by considering the well being of the producers and the sources of the raw materials.