Classy streamlined 2 1/2" x 4" silk business/credit card holder, with snap closure, will help you stay organized in style, while contributing to a better life for survivors in Cambodia. This product is made by Fair Fashion Cambodia, a Made By Survivors partner agency, which began working with trafficking survivors in 2003. They now provide fairly paid, dignified employment and training to over 50 survivors of sex trafficking at workshops in Kompong Cham province and Phnom Penh, and are fair-trade certified. The organization was launched as part of AFESIP, an organization founded by survivor and GLAMOUR Woman of the Year Somaly Mam.
- Silk card holder, 2 1/2" x 4" with snap closure
- Made in Cambodia
- Fair trade
Fair Fashion artisans are living proof that survivors can transform the communities in which they live. When the group first set up shop in the rural village of Kompong Cham, the community was frankly horrified. Like many Cambodians, the villagers stigmatized trafficking survivors, believing that the girls would spread bad morals or HIV/AIDS.
Once the survivors had lived in the village for a few months, people saw how hardworking and friendly they were, their ready smiles, their dignity and courage. Gradually people came to understand that trafficking was something that was done to these young women, not something that they had done wrong. The entire community now understands trafficking and slavery in a new way, which means the children of this village are much less likely to be trafficked. The survivors assimilated into the community to such an extent that now production is periodically shut down for weddings or new babies!