Saomao social enterprise is a small team of creatives based in Cambodia making distinctive designs and setting out to create unique pieces that other people will love. The enterprise creates hand made beautiful jewellery and silks and ensures dignity hope and encouragment to its designers and artisans as it trades to address social problems and improve people’s lives and communities. Saomao is committed to the personal welfare and development of all its employees and producers, it encourages innovation and creativity as it trains, equips and offers education opportunities to its employees as well as considering their quality of life and job satisfaction.
iSaomao works according to fair trade ethics and pays a liveable income to all it employees and producers,the enterprise does not put profits above people because it gives back to society with the belief that handicraft production can contribute to poverty alleviation and improve the lives and social conditions of many people.
To create inspired one-off pieces for the modern person to wear with confident style and to reflect their personality. To honour this, we decided no piece would ever be mass produced. And that every piece would be made by hand – at their Siem Reap studio. In the beginning, we launched our very first jewellery and 100% silk collections, which sold out in no time Saomao pieces to teach us that dressing-up is for daytime and any occasion and that style always transcends season.