HOW WE TRANSFORM LIVES
ReCreate operates in partnership as a New Zealand Registered Charitable Trust, with the vision of transforming lives through fashion. Every year we commit 100% of our profits towards empowering the most marginalised people in the Cambodian communities where our clothing is made.
Since 2013, our sewing workshop in Cambodia has trained students in the complete garment production process — from design and pattern-making through to sewing a professionally finished garment. Throughout this process they are paid a wage to support themselves and their families as they learn, and are provided with the same employment benefits as our fully qualified team members. We also aim to empower each student through additional training in areas such as literacy and money management.
We also have a long-term partnership with a Cambodia Registered NGO (non-profit organisation) to provide a range of community initiatives that support marginalised people. These include:
— Child and family support through food assistance, children's programmes and social support
— School sponsorship through the provision of uniforms, stationery and school fees to university level
— Medical assistance through pregnancy and birth, illness and injury, hospital stays and community medical clinics
— Community development through the construction of wells for drinking water and homes for people in need