Today, Cambodia ranks as one of South East Asia’s poorest nations. For many Khmer people, making ends meet is really difficult - over 15,000 women in Phnom Penh work in drug or sex related industries, often with the hope of being able to support their families. Penh Lenh, meaning "whole," sets out to empower marginalized and at-risk women in Cambodia to pursue their life goals through quality education and sustaining employment.
Pehn Lenh are deeply committed to changing the world by starting from within. Artisans are offered weekly courses that cover an array of topics ranging from nutrition and physical wellness, to female empowerment, English classes, and professional budgeting skills. Penh Lenh believe that from knowledge springs strength, and from strength springs reform. Watching artisans take pride in their accomplishments, professionally, personally, and academically, is Penh Lenh's greatest joy.
100% of sales are reinvested in Pehn Lenh’s social mission, to provide education, vocational training, and advanced career opportunities for each artisan.
The products are handcrafted in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, by female artisans working to build new lives for themselves and their families. Each piece represents the strength and beauty of the women creating them and also the women wearing them. Pehn Lenh are committed to producing 100% ethically-sourced, responsibly-made goods. They take their time to source only the highest quality materials ensuring the products are crafted using semi-precious gemstones, handmade gold-plated and gold-filled chains and clasps, and hand-sewn and locally sourced fabrics. By investing in high quality tools and clean, hygienic working conditions, Penh Lenh ensures that the shop is a place of joy and peace for both artisans and customers. Penh Lenh believe in transparency; when you shop with them, you can be confident that every product they make contributes to a global movement for slow, sustainable fashion.
The obsession with tassels and pom poms is here to stay for AW17, and we couldn't be more pleased! With beautiful shades of pink, turquoise and neutrals - the Pehn Lehn collection is perfect for dressing up or down. See some of our favourites below or click here to see the full collection.