Domlei is a Phnom Penh based ethical kids clothing and accessories brand, founded by Cambodia national, designer and photographer, Saron. Originally from a small village, Saron now lives in the capital, from where she runs Domlei.
All handwoven fabric at Domlei is designed and woven in Cambodia in close collaboration with local artisans in rural parts of the country. Domlei also uses high quality dead stock, which is leftover fabric sourced from the garment factories in Cambodia.
Domlei is particularly known for good design and high-quality textiles. Domlei is also one of the only brands in Phnom Penh that does customized block print.
In Cambodia, factory jobs often mean long hours, a hectic work environment, and long commutes, making it difficult to combine raising a family with factory employment. At Domlei, the artisans can choose to work from home, so they can have more time with their kids, while generating an income for the family.
Domlei supports a range of local projects aimed at giving back to the communities, creating opportunities and empowering women. Domlei is particularly passionate about supporting the early education of children in rural parts of the country, where most of the weavers that Domlei works with are located. Domlei helps providing for schoolbooks, stationaries, and uniforms, and also arranges reading clubs for the children to encourage learning and education, which will eventually benefit the entire community.
If you are in Phnom Penh, you can visit Domlei’s shop:
Domlei, Jungle à Domicile, #91E0 110 Road, Wat Phnom Commune, Phnom Penh