Artisans’ Association of Cambodia
Cambodia is renowned 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 Fair Trade Association that supports over 50 handicraft groups across Cambodia who are very often working with some of the nation’s most vulnerable people, including landmine victims, those living with HIV/AIDS, street children and minority tribes people. AAC is committed to helping these social enterprises develop their range of products – whether handicrafts, fashion accessories or homeware items – and ensure that buyers have the opportunity to purchase these unique items. We are determined to see the benefits of fair trade, passed down to the people behind the products.