About Us

ABOUT COLOR SILK
Color Silk is a social enterprise currently we are working with more than 400 silk weavers where those are in Takeo province, mostly of women belonging to poor subsistence farming households.The silk weaving is an important occupation for most rural people who have only skills in silk weaving and could not survive if the weaving going to loss its market.
Helping to revive country’s silk weaving heritage, while empowering low-income women living in rural areas where livelihood options are few.Linking communities to international marekets by work in closed collaboration with non- profit organisation and relevant stakeholder and partners in private sector to supply our silk products and extend our silk market.
The Color Silk works to improve female silk weavers’ standard of living, laser pointer, as well as to protect the environment and to provide environmental-friendly dye of silk products for public consumers

MISSION:

We’re working to preserve a silk weaving culture that was at risk of vanishing, while reducing poverty and contributing to economic development in more isolated areas.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

– In 2011, Color Silk was awarded a grant from Starbucks, Starbucks Share Planet Grant, throughYouthActionNet program a collaboration between the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the Starbucks Foundation http://youthactionnet.org/index.php?fuse=showresourcedetails&resourceid;=233

– January 2011: Membership with the Artisans’ Association of Cambodia (AAC) a Fair Trade association of Cambodia. http://www.aac.org.kh

– Won a 2010 global fellows as Young Social Enterprise Award with Youth Action Net program/ International Youth Foundation (IYF) in Washington DC, US: www.youthactionnet.org

– Color Silk Enterprise has been selected to the final Presentation Round of the 2010-2011 Global Social Venture Competition—Southeast Asia, at BKK, Thailand. A professional panel of more than 130 judges reviewed Color Silk business plan’s executive summary and agreed that Color Silk team should compete in the next round of the competition. www.gsvc-sea.org

– In 2008 Color Silk has been selected as top ten National Student Business Plan Competition from National University of Management (NUM) in cooperates with McKinsey & Company, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.