Visit Artisans Angkor Silk Farm (in the countryside – 20min drive from Siem Reap) and discover an amazing and ecofriendly production process from silkworm farming, to weaving unique clothes & accessories on traditional looms. You can visit the Silk Farm for free, every day from 8am to 5pm. A free shuttle bus is running twice a day; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Artisans Angkor is a Cambodian company that was created at the end of 1990’s to help young rural people find work near their home village. It is the offshoot of an educational project aiming at providing professional skills to communities with limited educational opportunities. It has 48 workshops operating in 12 sites located in Siem Reap province and it provides employment to over 1100 people, including over 700 artisans.
Over the years, Artisans Angkor has become a real showcase of Khmer handicrafts for its silk fabrics, stone and wood carving, lacquerware, gilding, ceramics, silver plating, silk painting, and jewellery. The company revitalises traditional Cambodian Arts & Crafts, and it offers a wide collection of handmade clothing and home furnishing fitted to contemporary lifestyles.
All benefits are reinvested for social purposes, including social advantages and fair salaries for all craftsmen and women.