Bits and Bobs from Khmer Creations

Designing in Cambodia

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Designing in Cambodia

A designer in Phnom Penh

To begin with a profound understatement; designing in Cambodia is a challenge. It is a world away from the air-conditioned jewellery studios and abundantly stocked bead shops that I so unthinkingly took for granted in Australia. The reality of this hit home in June 2008 during my second series of jewellery making classes.

Crochet jewellery coffee

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Social business of the month

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Social business of the month

Why we love Skateistan Cambodia

 Skateistan is the first international development initiative to combine skateboarding with educational outcomes (why has this not been done before!). Skateistan is non-political, independent and inclusive of all ethnicities, religions and social backgrounds.I have never successfully ridden a skateboard, and to be honest, I am petrified of trying. But Skateistan is bringing amazing opportunities to young people in Afghanistan and Cambodia through skateboarding.

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Cambodian National Holiday - Pchum Ben

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Cambodian National Holiday - Pchum Ben

Festival of the dead Do you remember the last time you fed the ghosts of your ancestors by throwing a ball of rice through the air? If you answered no, chances are you’re not Khmer. The hardworking staff of Khmer Creations have been off enjoying a well‑earned break, with many travelling back to their home provinces to celebrate Pchum Ben (Ancestors’ Day), or as we first came to know it, the Festival of the Dead. This 15 day Buddhist festival is unique to Cambodia, not shared by its Buddhist neighbours Thailand or Myanmar, and is one of the most important...

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Big Spring Sale

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Get on board with the Polished Man campaign

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Polished man is an innovative fundraising campaign run by YGap that challenges men to end violence against children. To become a “POLISHED MAN”, you need to: Fundraise to support preventative measures of violence against children. Wear nail polish between the 1st – 15th of September and raise the conversation about ending violence against children. Be a leader in your community by condemning violence against children. The idea behind this campaign evolved from an experience Elliot Costello, CEO of YGap, had when visiting Hagar International in Cambodia. Hagar are a world leader in caring for children who have suffered severe human...

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