About Team Cambodia
Meet Team Cambodia, a team of 75 artisans working in the rural villages outside of Phnom Penh. Team Cambodia is an inclusive cooperative with a special focus on women and people with physical disabilities. Team Cambodia produces modern textile goods using local materials and traditional weaving techniques. The goods produced by Team Cambodia are infused with the personality of the artisans and the mission of the cooperative: to improve the quality of life for women and girls throughout the region.
Team Cambodia works to empower women and people with disabilities through handicraft training and employment. To create job opportunities for village women, Team Cambodia conducts sewing, embroidery and weaving trainings in villages throughout the country. To create job opportunities for people with disabilities, Team Cambodia provides specialized trainings and invests in handicapable workshop tools.
How We Support Team Cambodia
We support Team Cambodia by helping them employ more women, earn higher wages and reach new customers.
- We commit to long term, reliable trade agreements that allow cooperatives to hire more women and make proactive business decisions. Team Cambodia can count on us to place continuous orders at consistent prices, and that trust results in more jobs and more job security for women.
- There is no national minimum wage in Cambodia, and unskilled workers in the textile market typically received the lowest wages in society. For comparison, the specific minimum wage in the unskilled garment and shoe industry is 4,000 Cambodian Riel per day, equivalent to $1.10 USD per day. Fair Anita artisans in Cambodia are paid over 5x this amount.
Product Spotlight: Golden Arrows XL Tote
The Golden Arrows XL Tote is handmade by women artisans in rural Cambodia. Made of local materials, eco-friendly dyes and modern screen printing techniques, this bag is designed to be durable and beautiful so you can wander the globe worry-free. We made the arrow design, and then it's sent to Cambodia to make into a screen, burned on silk. That pattern is then printed onto yards and yards of fabric before it's sewn into this sturdy bag. The tote has a small pocket inside, perfect for your keys or phone. It's a little larger than an average tote, so it's great to throw everything in and go! Perfect for the farmers market or bringing your laptop + sweater to work.