Cambodian Sedge Mats Business Association (CSMA) is a network of Cambodian entrepreneurs involved in the production and processing of sedge mats. The main purpose of the association is to support the promotion of sedge mats and related products and to assist the business activities of its members.
The corporate identity of CSMA is guided by four main principles:
- Social responsibility: creating new perspectives for poor people.
- Environment friendly inputs, products and processes: producing 100% nature products thanks to natural inputs and environmentally sustainable production processes
- Quality: challenging highest standards
- Customer-oriented: provision of all services needed
CSMA distributes Kandal collections and related products, which are high-quality hand-woven sedge mats and tatamis made by hundreds of well-established craftswomen from Kandal Province.
In collaboration with FLS Cambodia, CSMA staffs and design team are trying to explore new products with new patterns, mixing materials, simple and less material, folding structure, easy to transport, ...
website : http://www.csma-kh.com/
Khmer Rajana Rattan Handicraft (KRRH) is specialized in product design and product decoration. KRRH is a permanent member of the Rattan Association of Cambodia (RAC). The vision of the company is to work for the development of rattan enterprises, to increase employment opportunities, and to ensure sustainable natural resources management in order to support green rattan production and trade in Cambodia. KRRH had also applied Cleaner Production within consultation from the National Cleaner Production Office-Cambodia (NCPO-C) and Vietnam Cleaner Production Center (VNCPC). KRRH has experience in operating in rattan business for more than 30 years with supplying semi and finished products from rattan, steel, bamboo, wood, and hyacinth such as sofa, table, arm chair, bed, closet, cupboard, office and hotel decoration product, etc…
KRRH employs skillful workers and together with the design team of FLS-Cambodia, they will develop new products reducing weight, using simple and less material, smart finishing, easy to transport, mixing with other materials, improving the image of water hyacinth, etc…
Watthan Artisans Cambodia
Watthan Artisans Cambodia (WAC) is a worker-run cooperative of Cambodian artisans with disabilities, who are well trained in handicraft production, including fine wood carving. WAC produces and sells locally and international high quality handmade products such as hand-woven silk and cotton scarves, wraps, blanket, handbags and purses, Christmas and other small decorations, fine woodcarvings, and handicrafts. WAC’s goal is to improve the living standards of people with disabilities in Cambodia through training and employment. Through training, WAC hopes to reach out to more people living with disabilities; they are a marginalized sector of society, but perfectly capable of earning a living with dignity, given the encouragement and respect that Watthan can provide. During training, trainees are given a stipend and provided with training tools. When training is completed, wherever possible, trainees are absorbed into the WAC workforce. WAC aims to increase the employment opportunities for and the independence of the disabled; WAC also guarantees fair wages and benefits for our disabled artisans. Furthermore, it aims to increase awareness of the disabled and of the issues they face.
In collaboration with FLS-Cambodia, the company expects to develop innovative products focusing on using less material, less steps in the production process and more customer-oriented. These products will be targeted to boutique hotels as customers but also for restaurants and homes.Website: www.watthanartisans.org