Saomao is a social enterprise is based in Cambodia creating unique pieces of jewellery and silks that people across the globe love. All of our jewellery is hand crafted by our experienced jewellers in our workshop above our shop. Most of our designs are inspired by South East Asia’s bronzage jewelllery and Cambodian designs and patterns from the Angkor era, neverthless we hold a range of contemporary jewellery a well. Our silks and cottons are woven on hand looms in local weaving community villages where weaving has been practiced as a livlihood for generations.
We aspire to create pieces to be worn with confidence and style that reflect peoples different personalities. Our range reaches across generations, genders and cultures and if you are looking for something special to meet your need you can talk with us about your design (via the contact page) to design your own piece.
The enterprise encourages its designers and artisans through fair trade and work ethics. It addresses social problems by improving people’s lives and reaches into their communities. We are committed to the personal welfare and development of our employees and producers and encourage innovation and creativity through training; Futhermore we consider as essential our employees quality of life and job satisfaction.
Saomao works according to fair trade ethics and pays a liveable income, we do not put profits above people and we give back to society believing that handicraft production can contribute to poverty alleviation and improve the lives and social conditions of many people.