Saomao is a Cambodian based social enterprise working with local artisans and producers who create authentic and unique Cambodian art and design as well as craft and handicraft products. Saomao specialises in traditional and contemporary hand made silver and brass jewelry as well as silk and cotton textiles that are hand loomed and dyed with natural plant dyes, natural fibres and hand made paper products. Natures as well as the ancient bas-relief patterns from the Angkor period inspire our 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, promoting social development through crafts and fair trade. Saomao provides employment and works to make a difference to the lives of Cambodian people.
Opportunities are created so people can use their skills to provide for their families with a livable income and works alongside artisans in the development and design of products, using renewable and eco-friendly materials wherever possible. As conscious consumers, you look to improve other people’s lives with your purchases, considering the well being of the producers and the sources of the raw materials.