ReCreate clothing is produced in our very own sewing centre located in the disadvantaged community of Dey Tmey, Cambodia. Established in 2013, the centre provides fair employment for our sewing team, predominantly women, in order to empower them to protect their families, gain a lifelong skill and embrace hope for a better future. Since then, our sewing centre has trained new students every year, while maintaining a core team of fully trained garment makers. Each student is trained in the whole process of garment production from design and pattern-making right through to the creation of a complete garment, while receiving a wage to support themselves and their families as they learn. Our garment production team are fairly employed under excellent and empowering working conditions which include living wages, a range of benefits, and ongoing opportunities to improve their skills. A close and genuine relationship with each member of the team ensures that we are able to provide support at every stage of the journey. Through our sewing centre we are passionate about proving that transformation in the fashion industry is not only possible, but also essential moving forward.
From our time spent in developing communities it is clear that when you train and empower women especially, it has a huge flow on effect not only for her life, but for the wider community as well. By seeing individual lives transformed we hope to see a much greater impact on the community of Dey Tmey, however we also support and partner with a number of community initiatives through our registered NGO in Cambodia. These include:
School sponsorship through provision of uniforms, stationery and school fees
Children's programmes with games, stories and creative activities
Family support through food assistance, financial and social support
Medical assistance through pregnancy and birth, serious illness and injury, hospital stays and community medical clinics
Community development through the provision of clean water and the construction of community toilets and homes for families in need
Through the growth of ReCreate we now have even more opportunity to affect positive change in the lives of marginalised people. Our partner sewing centre in Svay Pak, Cambodia, produce our screen prints and assist with garment production. This centre not only matches our ethical production standards at every level – they have also established themselves in a community that was previously known as a centre for sex trafficking. By offering full rehabilitation and counselling, vocational training and fair employment, they are providing rescue and a fresh start at life to women exiting the sex trade, where in many cases they had been placed under forced circumstances due to extreme poverty. Through their incredible efforts they have changed the community of Svay Pak to a place of hope and empowerment and we are proud to support them.
ReCreate boutique clothing is created under excellent fair trade working conditions using certified organic fabrics, and sustainably produced from crop to customer.LEARN MORE
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