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“Futures is GREEN” event a showcase for local eco craftmanship

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Angkor Bullet Jewellery Cambodia, who create braclets, necklaces and rings from used bullets and bombshells will be one of the eco minded businesses attending the event. KT/Taing Rinith

Cambodian businesses and organisations are coming together to celebrate local and eco-conscious business this Saturday, January 16th at an event called “Futures is GREEN”.

The event being held at F3 (Friends Futures Factory), is set to start at 10am and run until 9pm.

Attending the event will be a number of eco businesses displaying a range of unique offerings. Among them, Angkor Bullet Jewellery Cambodia which specialises in fashioning bracelets, rings and necklaces from 100 percent recycled bullet and bomb shells.

“Our products aim to showcase the plight of the Khmer people and what we have had to endure in recent [times]. I believe this is a strong statement about our country, the Khmer people and what we can achieve. Hope rising from the tragic circumstances of our recent past inspires all of my designs,” they said.

Traditional Khmer craftsmanship will be represented by fair trade organisation Goel Community, who will be selling locally produced handwoven, naturally dyed textile fabrics.

“Our products are made by hand using natural fibres and plant dyes. We believe there is great value in traditional craftsmanship and sustaining healthy local economies that strengthen the fabric of the community,” they said.

For those with a sweet tooth, NatureWild will be selling Cambodian honey as well as talking about the other community-based enterprises they support.

NatureWild envisions forest and natural resources being conserved and Cambodian’s livelihood being sustainably improved through social enterprise development, sustainable production and eco-friendly, fair marketing.

Athletes, active or aspiring, can check out Yekowave, Cambodia’s first sustainable sportswear brand promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle. Yekowave will be offering locally made products constructed from organic and recycled fibres.

The event will also feature a range of art, bookshops and other boutiques, as well as vegan and eco conscious food stalls offering a range of tasty, guilt-free treats.

Organiser F3 said the event is aimed at spreading awareness among people in the Kingdom on how best to take good care of our planet and that and events like this are a good avenue for eco businesses to be in the spotlight.

“F3 is a space for young Cambodian innovators to come in and see their dreams turn into reality. Futures is GREEN provides the next generation a space to tell people about their dreams, with the income generated via the event supporting making those dreams happen.

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