Designed using scrap, upcycled leather pieces from a nearby furniture factory in Phnom Penh in Cambodia for outer embellishment, and the signature Net Fabric on the inside.
The Tile Wristlet uses a patch recycled leather detail, fun lining and the option for a removable wrist strap or removable shoulder strap.
Size (cm): L30 x H23
The Smateria bags are expertly tailored using clever materials, and support local women and their families with a socially-minded approach to business by being paid fairly and working in good conditions.
It is not just the bags we love!
80% of more than 120 employees are young women who are encouraged to bring their children to work, where Smateria pay for child care, ensuring they stay safe and receive an education.
Smateria also outsource some work to family members of their staff, by financing the sewing machines and offering free training to the tailors and their families.
Staff enjoy one month paid annual leave, paid maternity leave, health insurance etc, and most importantly, a nurturing and supportive working environment!
The bright-coloured Net Fabric has become known as the Smateria signature design. This net fabric is found in abundance in markets all over Cambodia and is most commonly used for making fishing or mosquito nets – now it’s got new life as an eye-catching fashion accessory!
The Diva Collection, is made from scrap, upcycled leather pieces from a nearby furniture factory in Phnom Penh in Cambodia for outer embellishment, and the signature Net Fabric on the inside.
Then there is the Remix Range which really does get fantastic with plastic! Crocheted from recycled plastic, the bags are made by women who have been displaced from the city and now live in a shanty village 20km from Phnom Penh. The Smateria staff visit the village once a week to train the women to wash, cut and prepare the plastic before crocheting into the eye-catching designs which have got everyone talking!
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