How Samnieng, a woman artisan can helps to save an island
Samnieng is a 38-years old lady handicapped due to a medical misconduct during the PolPot regime. She and her team are behind the wonderful silk OlaRe necklaces. Read the full story how her exceptional work can help to save an entire island community in Cambodia. Samnieng and an American woman already did their best to help the island of Prek Chrey. Only women on this island can weave silk-organza in the entire country. Can you also help to save this "endangered species", this community? Yes. We need to document their cultural heritage NOW before they move away in the hope of a better life. We must help to raise awareness.A professional film director and cameraman generously offered their time and expertise to make a documentary. Now we need to raise 5000 USD to cover costs. This amount is too small and cumbersome for bigger agencies - we tried. Therefore we ask YOUR help. Samnieng already gave all she could, all her care and quality work for a necklace which lead us to this film-crew. Do you want to be able to show this heritage to our children? Do you want to be named as a co-sponsor in the film? Please help to cover expenses (insurance, accommodation, food, etc.)? Every little helps!
Fashion News Live on OlaRe
Ton Reth is a weaver of silk and organza. She and her family live in Cambodia on an Island of the Mekong that in the rainy season can only be approached by boat, and weavers like Ton move their weaving chairs to the upper level of their houses for shelter.
Read the full story by Jewel Mignon on Fashion News Live