The Khmer Crafts Center (KCC) is based in a rural Cambodian village called Baray, in the Kampong Thom province. It is a project that was started in 2014 by a Fair Trade certified handicrafts organization called Villageworks Songkhem.
We are based in a rural Cambodian village called Baray, in the Kampong Thom province. KCC was created in 2014 by a Fair Trade certified handicrafts organization called Villageworks Songkhem.
Villageworks started the KCC project with the aim of increasing economic prospects for the villagers of Baray, to help them improve their quality of life. At the KCC we strongly believe in creating opportunities to benefit the future of the villagers. The KCC trains their staff to help them develop new skills and enable them to produce high quality handicrafts by maintaining traditional methods, whilst upholding the Fair Trade principles.
We offer workshops including natural dyeing techniques to create a variety of colours and effects on silk. Also tea tasting as an introduction to recognise key flavour notes and identify different tea blends.
The principles of Fair Trade are at the core of everything we do and at the same time we strive to promote sustainability. We do so by continuously looking for ways to reduce our waste, reuse, recycle and upcycle materials by making new products out them.
The future of the KCC looks bright as we have big hopes and dreams. More information about the projects we are and will be working on can be found under ‘Activities’.
Come and visit us! We will be delighted to receive you in our premises.