Buy a Cambodian scarf, help empower women artisans and young students.
FRESH OFF HER SUCCESS with Austin2Angkor, an initiative that raised funds for the construction of a community training center in rural Cambodia, entrepreneur and Matador member Roni Sivan has brought a new project to life: krama wheel.
Kramas are traditional Cambodian scarves, and krama wheel will offer these scarves (hand-woven in-country) for sale online. A portion of each purchase price will be directed, through organizations on the ground in Cambodia, to providing one Cambodian child with a school uniform — without which, students are not allowed to attend school.
In effect, the purchase of one krama benefits three people. Here’s how:
A weaver is paid a fair wage to produce the krama.
A local seamstress is paid a fair wage to sew one school uniform.
A child receives a school uniform and is able to attend classes.
Special promotion: To celebrate its launch, krama wheel is offering free shipping within the US on orders placed through September 16, 2012.