Part 1: Sew Inspiring – Brooke Mullen, Founder of Sapahn
A business that originally started out to help fund a scholarship has now become a force that generates sustainable employment and income for over 500 people in Thailand. Pretty frickin’ cool.
Sinon is a childcare worker for ReCreate, a New Zealand clothing label made in Cambodia. She also works in the Dem Tmey community to help at-risk kids.
Sewing is hard. Sewing racing is harder.
The team at HOLI showed us a tremendous time when we visited their workshop in Siem Reap Cambodia. They taught us how to sew. We were pretty rubbish. They were very polite and encouraging anyway. One of the highlights of the trip!
ReCreate, Making Clothes in Cambodia
ReCreate is a clothing label based in Cambodia on the outside of Phnom Penh. The community were relocated there after their slum was demolished and many were left without jobs. ReCreate provides much needed training and support for the community.
Empowering Garment Workers
Lauren Solomon and Kiara Bulley are helping Cambodian garment workers help themselves by giving them the skills to work through the problems that they face. 😎
Good Krama – Conscious Street Style
“I think there’s room for change and room to do things differently.” 👏🏽
Meet Katia from GOOD KRAMA.👏🏽
The Master Weaver
We visited Champa, in Takeo Province, Cambodia to visit Master Weaver Samouen and his weaving workshop. He is keeping the traditional craft of weaving alive in Champa, Cambodia. 👏🏽
Fashion With A Difference – Tonlé
10-30% of fabric is wasted in clothing production. Tonlé is a fashion label with a difference. Not only are they tackling the waste problem but they’re creating kick ass clothing in beautiful ways. 😎
Jewellery With a Story to Tell
Mary Sarath shares the inspiration behind her beautiful designs and why she wants to inspire more Cambodians to create. 🇰🇭
The Fabulous Life of Alan James Flux
This man has lived a fabulous life. Watch until the end where Alan serves up some very sage life truths. 👌🏼
What the heck is ikat?
A brief explanation from the wonderful Alan about what the heck ikat is. It’ll blow your mind. 😯
Turning Waste into Clothes
Brendan from Friends N Stuff, (Friends International), talks about using waste as a supply chain to create new and wonderful products. 💚
Friends ‘N’ Stuff
Brendan explains the work Friends International does and the retail branch that helps support their development work. 😎
Sakun – Cambodian Backpack Making Legend
Meet Sakun, a man creating change in manufacturing in Cambodia. This man’s passion is off the charts. He’s determined to be different from the other garment factories in Cambodia and look after the people he employs. Legend. 👍🏽
Natural Dye | The Goel Community
Why is natural dye important in our clothes? We spoke with Mr. Han from the Goel Community in Phnom Penh Cambodia about the reason why they chose to go natural.
There’s More to Cambodia than Angkor Wat
Oudom talks fair trade, hope and working with Goel Community.
“I just see beautiful things and I want to make more beautiful things.”
Alan, the man that can compete with the Gilmore Girls on words per minute, explains the magic that is A.N.D.🎩
But What is Ethical Fashion?
Ethical fashion means different things to different people. Made Fair Founder, Tavie, explains what it means to her. 👏
Walking Across Southeast Asia | Thailand
We’ve walked 1800km across Southeast Asia so far meeting with and learning from people creating fashion in positive and sustainable ways. Take a look at our walk across Thailand. 👀
Women of Fashion Inspiring Change
Wise women talk about what you can do to create a better fashion industry for the people behind the clothes. Because every day should be a fashion revolution.
Fabulously Fair Fashion with Fairsew
Where were your clothes made? If they were made at ethical manufacturer, Fairsew, you know they were made by Cambodian people that have been treated fairly.
Sew Inspiring | Vannary San, Lotus Silk
Vannary San is a Cambodian businesswoman on a mission to revive silk production in Cambodia. This woman has heart.
The Story Behind Your Scarf
The Weavers Project trains and employs women to create beautiful scarves and textiles using traditional Cambodian weaving techniques.
Sew Inspiring | Tavie Meier, Founder of MadeFAIR
We speak with Tavie, Founder of MadeFAIR, an online ethical clothing store, about the difficulty of reaching consumers through empathy.
Behind the Clothes – A Story of Friendship
We visited Dorsu in Kampot, Cambodia. This is the beautiful story of friendship between Kunthear and Hanna, the founders of the brand.
Sew Inspiring | Ophélie Snoy, Founder of Leizuu
We speak with Ophélie Snoy the founder of Leizuu, a brand supporting workers rights, and making use of natural textiles, made by ethnic minorities in Vietnam.
The Walk | Cambodia
Part 2 of the walk. See what we saw from the Vietnam border to Kampong Thom, Cambodia.
Sew Inspiring | Benjamin, Founder of Gingko
We were able to visit the Gingko team at their concept shop in Ho Chi Minh City. Benjamin told us all about why he started the business and what Vietnam has taught him.
Sew Inspiring | Hanh Phan, Junior Designer at Fashion 4 Freedom
Hanh Phan is an incredible talent working for the wonderful Fashion 4 Freedom. She has lots of great things to say.
Mum, I love you
Meet Gab’s mum. We talk to Gab’s mum about sewing and clothes.
The Walk | Southern Vietnam
We’ve officially walked through Southern Vietnam. Done and dusted. See what we saw.
An Efaisto Adventure
Efaisto took us on an adventure to speak to some of their makers. There were motorbikes involved. Sorry Mum and Dad.
Sew Inspiring | Bernard and Lou, Co-Founders of Efaisto
Efaisto have a really cool thing going on. They’re connecting people with amazing Vietnamese artisans to create custom made fair fashion.
Sew Inspiring | Van, Sales Assistant at Efaisto
Part 2 of our Efaisto videos. We spoke to Van who is both delightful and in charge of managing Efaisto’s artisan network.
Sew Inspiring | Linda Mai Phung
Our first story of the trip! We spoke to the divine Linda Mai Phung in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She had some terrific insight that we were excited to share with you all.
Sew Inspiring | Koky Saly, Founder of Beekeeper Parade
We interviewed this exceptionally inspiring gentleman about his life, the brand he has founded and the great work he has done supporting schools in Cambodia.
Sew Inspiring | Hanna Guy, Co-Founder of Dorsu
Hanna Guy spoke to us about the incredible work Dorsu does and how they make clothing in wonderful ways in Cambodia. We can’t wait to visit Dorsu on our walk!
Patagonia loves us back!
Patagonia sent us some fantastic gear for our trip. Check out our modelling skillz.
Some Straight Talking with Megan’s Granny
Megan got the chance to interview her Granny about how fashion has changed over the last 70+ years. Granny interviewed like a dream!
Sew Inspiring | Danica Ratte, Founder of Wild Tussah
Danica Ratte, Founder of Wild Tussah, spoke to us about what inspired her to work with traditional weave artisans in Vietnam to create beautiful handbags.
A Love Letter to Patagonia
We really really love Patagonia. Not in a creepy way. But we really love them. So we made this video to get their attention.
5 Things About Gab
Gab had a close encounter with a hippopotamus and lived to tell the tale. True story.
5 Things About Megan
Megan shares 5 facts about herself that you probably never really needed to know in the first place.
Earlier in 2016 we successfully raised over $10,000 to make this project a reality. We couldn’t quite believe it! A huge thank you to everyone who supported us to make Walk Sew Good happen.
An Introduction to Walk Sew Good
Walk Sew Good say hello. Then we say our names. We also ask you to support our sustainable fashion journey.