Who they are:
Meet Rachel Dodson, the founder of Penh Lenh. She is the ultimate boss lady!
In 2013,she started to build this remarkable business, after seeing a need to empower the marginalized
women of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She works tirelessly to serve her team of women by
providing ethical work, self-sustaining jobs and opportunities to thrive and grow in positive ways.
What they do better than anyone in the world:
These women are committed to producing 100% ethically-sourced and responsibly-made goods.
Which is why we love them! They use only the highest quality materials ensuring the jewelry is crafted
using semi-precious gemstones, handmade gold-plated and gold-filled
chains and clasps, and hand-sewn and locally sourced fabrics. Rachel ensures
that the artisans have a safe and positive work space to create these treasures for us to enjoy.
Why it matters:
Cambodia ranks as one of Southeast Asia’s poorest nations. Over 70% of women are in
vulnerable employment; including over 15,000 women in Phnom Penh alone that work in
drug or sex-related industries, often with the hope of being able to support their families.
This ethical business model is making a difference in not only Cambodia but around the world.
These talented artisans are offered weekly academic courses that cover topics ranging
from nutrition and physical wellness, to female empowerment, English classes, and
professional & budgeting skills.
This is what progression, hopefulness and inspiration looks like
Femme Faire is proud to support Penh Lenh and its female artisans