A trip to Siem Reap will not be complete without a visit to King’s Road where visitors can browse through the Made in Cambodia market. Unlike most of the local markets, Made in Cambodia offers handcrafted, unique products that benefit local causes and works to empower the people.
Rehash Trash is a beautiful organization that employ local, disadvantaged women to weave bags, baskets and various household items with plastic bags as the only material. The colors are vibrant and bright, and it is not easy to tell that it is all made from plastic, an ingenious way to reduce plastic waste while offering opportunities to these women.
But this is just one of the innovative stalls you will find here. The market is spread out in an open area, with a lot of space to really take your time and look at all the beautiful ideas and products.
There are many stalls where local designers and artists exhibit their work and brands, and the profits go back to the community or towards a specific cause. All the stalls have the names of the causes, and some form of information for travellers to see.