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Stylish Slek Chak bags help empower women

At Madam Chnai, women weave the slek chak leaves into different patterns at their homes, which they customise by adorning them with flowers and embroidery at the customers’ request.

These creative crafts are the brainchild of Chheun Putheary, an entrepreneur and social activist who set out to add sustainable and environmentally-friendly products to her collection of arts and crafts products.

The 35-year-old believes that creating sustainable handicrafts can benefit minorities and vulnerable women by giving them the chance to have a stable job. She says this can reduce discrimination, poverty, and violence against women in Cambodia.

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