Here at Fair Trade Oxfam Shop in Bayswater, we love our ethical accessories. Khmer Creations Australia is an ethical fair trading company who design and sell beautiful gifts and accessories made by Cambodian social enterprises while Khmer Creations Jewellery Studio in Cambodia is manufactures and wholesales a unique range of jewellery for the international market. Managed and staffed by Khmer women, the studio provides skills training and secure employment to young women from disadvantaged backgrounds.
While some essential jewellery supplies must travel from Thailand, the majority of accessories are produced from a range of interesting locally sourced materials. These include woven silk, metal hardware washers, cutlery, buttons, coconuts and seeds and from this has grown a vibrant collection that distinguishes itself from most other jewellery.
Pieces available from the shop include bracelets, necklaces, earrings (including some great recycled button drop earrings for only $9!). Find more information at http://khmercreations.com.au/, and pop into the shop at 5 King William Street in Bayswater to view our collection. (And don't forget to sign the Oxfam petitions or pick up information how you can help while you're here!)