Khmer Crafts & Food Festival 2017

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PRESS RELEASE

Date: 1 April 2017, Saturday
Time: 1pm to 8pm
Location: Street 330, Toul Sleng, opposite to the Genocide Museum

Press Contacts:

Main Event Organisers:

Ms Supei Liu, Director of Nomi Network
Mobile: 017 653 580 Email: supei@nominetwork.org

Ms Norm Bunnak, Director of Village Works
Mobile: 012 995 944 Email: anak@villageworks.biz

Ms Tessa Polder, Project Manager Village Works
Mobile: 096 559 8270 Email: tessa@villageworks.biz

Phnom Penh, 27 March 2017 – Nomi Network Cambodia and Villageworks will come together this April to bring the first ever lane-way festival celebrating Khmer crafts and food. More than 30 social enterprises and food vendors will be showcasing Cambodia cultural heritage products, upcycling products, organic food and popular street food. The festival which is called “Khmer Crafts & Food Festival 2017” will take place on 1 April 2017, Saturday from 1pm to 8pm at Street 330, Toul Sleng, opposite the Genocide Museum.

<< A short quote by Supei on why we are organising this event. “The purpose of this festival is to create a fun, curated and engaging space to promote Cambodia’s handicrafts industry as well as the Toul Sleng community.”>> says Ms Supei Liu, Co-founder of Nomi Network, which is a vital non-profit economic development organization fighting to modern day slavery in India and Cambodia, by providing training and job opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking.

Visitors can expect music, entertainment and food to be integral parts of this colourful event. Showbox, as one of the event sponsors will have a line-up of musicians to spice up the event with live music.

<< A short quote by Anak on what visitors can expect at this event. “There will be a 40 meters length tent that will run through the street of 330 from Toul Sleng museum to street 105. The festival is curated into six different sections – Culture Heritage, Upcycling, Organic, Customized, Creative Zone and Food. Not only will visitors find great crafts and tasty food, they will also get to learn how make to their very own unique tote bag and customized silk bracelet. It will be a fun event where everyone can just come, play, learn and eat!” >> says Ms Norm Bunnak, Director of Villageworks, a local social enterprise that provides skills and livelihood to more than 100 women and young people in a small village in Baray district of Kampong Thom.

BUY FOR GOODNESS SAKE! Shop for a positive impact. Each of the participating social enterprises has a story to share and a social mission to achieve. Talk to them and buy a little something from them if you like what they do.

MAKE YOUR OWN! If you are looking for a special customised gift for your friend or yourself, why not learn how to make your own silk wrapped bracelet. Women For Women will be running a “jewellery making mini-workshop” at the festival.

FAMILY FUN! Kids will definitely enjoy making their own hand printed on canvas. For only $10, the whole family can get creative with Villageworks.

JOIN THE T-SHIRT CONTEST! You can stand a chance to win a prize by joining the t-shirt design contest run by Nomi Network. More details will be announced at the festival.

Event Sponsors:

Nomi Network and Villageworks are main sponsors of the festival.
Other sponsors include Showbox, << list of sponsors>>

List of Participating Vendors/Social Enterprises:

  • Nomi Network
  • Women for Women
  • Khmer Golden Silk
  • Craft Center Cambodia
  • Khmer Angkor
  • TSH Preikabas Handicrafts
  • Smart Craft
  • Harvest Rice Shop
  • Villageworks
  • Friends International
  • Center for Global Impact
  • Citipointe
  • Waterlily
  • 3 Sisters
  • Takeo Women Association
  • SenSok Cooperative
  • Angkor Bullet Jewelry
  • AFESIP
  • 3 Sisters
  • Iron Work
  • Rehab Craft
  • Mekong Art

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