Support HANDICRAFT through FAIR TRADE and SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Support HANDICRAFT through FAIR TRADE and SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Support HANDICRAFT through FAIR TRADE and SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Welcome to AAC Cambodia

Cambodia is renewned for its rich history and cultural heritage, personified by the Angkor Temples. This same beauty is also captured within the traditional arts and crafts forms that have been passed down the generations within Cambodian society. The advent of the Khmer Rouge threatened to destroy the once prosperous traditions of weaving, woodcarving, pottery and handicraft production, but these art forms are now making a comeback, with groups of often-disadvantaged Cambodians rediscovering how to create handicrafts that combine traditional techniques with modern, attractive designs...


Who we are

The Artisans Association of Cambodia (AAC) is a membership based organisation established in 2001 under the coordinated efforts of the World Rehabilitation Fund (WRF), United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) to promote new approaches of socio-economic development of landmine survivors, others with disabilities and vulnerable groups. AAC is found by the WRF and registered as a legal status of the Association with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on April 30th, 2004. The Artisans’ Collection Ltd. is a trade arm of AAC registered with Ministry of Commerce (MOC) and Ministry of Economic and Finance in 2009 aims to facilitate the trade for AAC ...


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Vision:

Evolving Cambodian Artisans into accomplished independent Social Enterprises.


Mission:

AAC is a fair trade association providing commercial and capacity building services to social enterprises that work closely with disadvantaged people.


Objectives
  • Strengthen member organizations so that they continue to increase the quality (and, therefore, marketability) of their products and develop greater organizational self-sufficiency.
  • Increase the number of artisans and support staff from vulnerable populations so that more beneficiaries can be assisted by the project.
  • Increase the local and, especially, international sales of AAC member products so that resources are available to increase worker earning and to provide greater opportunity for others to become artisans and support staff in member organizations.

Services
  • Networking: connecting our members with each other and with other partners that can encourage and assist them in their work.
  • Organizational Development: assisting our members in developing their businesses and implementing effective company policies.
  • Quality Control: providing assistance in assessing AAC members' product quality and ensuring that artisans are meeting high standards in their production.
  • Sales Assistance: working with members to explore opportunities to increase the sales of their products, both locally and internationally, including participation at exhibitions and fairs.
  • Export Services: acting as a ‘commercial agent’ for international buyers, consolidating orders and overseeing the shipment of AAC members' products.
  • Advocacy: representing the interests of disadvantaged artisans to government and other decision-makers.
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Angkor Handicraft Fair 2014

Angkor Handicraft Fair was hold from 2009 to 2012. It is renowed as the biggest Handicraft Fair in Cambodia with more than 100 artisan's and producers group from all Cambodia. In 2012, the fa...

AAC 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 22 of Aug 2013 at Hagar, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Together with 42 participants representing 35 member organizations (the total AAC members are over 40 Social Enterprises, NGOs, Associations, Businesses etc.), we conducted our fourth Annual Gene...

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