Saomao is a Cambodian based social enterprise seeking sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, by promoting social development through crafts and fair trade.

Saomao uses market based stratergies and working alongside  local artisans to create unique Cambodian art, design and hand crafted  products.Saomao was established with a sustainable development concept in mind in order to propose viable solutions to factors that might otherwise be ignored in order to gain short term benifits. Saomao provides employment and works to make a difference to the lives of Cambodian people by creating opportunities where people can use their skills to provide themselves and their families a livable income.

saomao provides starter set up equipment for all of its silversmiths and is committed to the personal welfare and development of all its workers.

Saomao makes efforts to use the economy as a vehicle that helps to reach the overall collective goal of reducing poverty and improving overall well being.



Saomao specialises in traditional and contemporary hand made silver and brass jewelry that fuses the past with the present. Inspiration comes from the ancient bass reliefs and architecture of the Angkorian empire as well as the the bronze age culture of south East Asia from about 1000-1BC.

Saomao specilases in silk and cotton textiles that use both natural plant as well as non toxic chemical dyes. All of Saomao silks are are hand dyed and loomed, our inspitation comes mostly from nature the existing 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  uses market based straatergies to advance its social mission of poverty reduction and 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 is 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.