With over 600,000 workers employed in over 600 factories, the Cambodian garment industry is the country’s largest export earner, accounting for more than 78% of its total merchandise exports.
Cambodia will present its centuries-old know-how on its national pavilion: you will find companies offering traditional and artisanal products through a strong social approach, such as :
- A.N.D. Fair Trade Cambodia, a Casualwear and accessories specialist for women. The company is member of the Artisans’ Association of Cambodia, a fair trade association that offers the best selection of handmade handicrafts.
- Color Silk Cambodia, a social business that strives to prevent the ancient Cambodian silk weaving tradition from vanishing, while empowering women and contributing to the economic development of the most isolated areas.
The community, which currently has 517 weavers, offers a 100% handmade ready-to-wear made from Khmer golden silk or pure Khmer cotton, using only natural or non- toxic dyes
- Rajana Association is an independent non-profit social enterprise that supports artisans and their disappearing culture through faire-trade. The association gives rural producers opportunities and training in the production and marketing of handicrafts.
Rajana Association, which accepts orders in small quantities, will offer coats and accessories for women.
- Watthan Artisans Cambodia is a local social enterprise that has been established in 2004 as a showcase of talents for Cambodian disabled artisans (weavers, woodcarvers, tailors…) as well as an opportunity of socio-economic development for vulnerable groups. Watthan has now grown as a sustainable independent enterprise run by and for Cambodian artisans.The brand is also regarded as a leading player in the recent rebirth of Khmer fine craftmanship, with its unique and premium designs that combine ancestral savoir-faire and modernity.
Watthan Artisans Cambodia will present an offer of coats, scarves, hats and other accessories for women.
EU clothing imports from Cambodia, the world's fifth largest supplier, increased by 8.9% in value and 12.5% in volume in 2017. The increase in value represented the largest increase, with the Pakistan’s one, among EU clothing imports from the ten largest suppliers (the increase in volume was the fastest).
Cambodian clothing exports increased by 8.1% in 2017 and reached a record level for the eighth consecutive year ($7.19 billion in 2017), the 16th increase in 17 years, the only exception being a decrease of 19.0% in 2009.
In addition, between 2010 and 2017, Cambodian clothing exports increased by an average of 13.1% per year.