CAN’ART, The art of recycling.
February 6, 2017
With its eco-friendly products made from used drink cans, CAN’ART promotes both sustainability and women empowerment.
The idea for CAN’ART’s was born on Christmas Day 2012. Jean Baptiste and his wife Oeun came up with the idea to celebrate Christmas in a different way, with home-made decorations made of cans. From the Christmas tree to the candles, their house was transformed into an eco-friendly environment.
The Soulcial element…
From that day, the Franco-Khmer couple developed their own social enterprise of sustainable Cambodian products. With the help of an organised collection system, they gather millions of discarded aluminum cans, paying three times the market price. From the ragmen of Phnom Penh to the rural areas of the country, a large number of Cambodians now participate in the collection and recyxling process.
Today, Jean-Baptiste and his wife employ fifteen members of staff, most of them women, who process and file every can to transform them into fashion and decoration objects. The main goal of the “soulcial enterprise” is to provide them with a sustainable income that enables them to feed and educate their children.
Visit their shop at King’s Road shopping complex in Siem Reap and participate in this sustainable artful enterprise! By purchasing in CAN’ART, you will help support a family and enjoy sustainable and decorative products.You can learn more on this website : http://www.recreation-cambodia.com/