A beautiful new dress does wonders for a woman’s self-esteem, and a beautiful,sustainable new dress does wonders for the environment! But what if the way you dressed made you look and feel beautiful, help the environment, and support women in third-world countries with HIV?
Well, look no further than KeoK’jay!
This socially conscious business was established in Cambodia as a way to provide safe and productive job opportunities for HIV-positive women. Each employee (currently, KeoK’jay employs nine) works from home—which allows for extra care in their work and extra time with their family—and creates beautiful garments by hand from recycled materials, secondhand fabrics, organic cotton, and natural dyes.
Not only does KeoK’jay give these women jobs, they also provide for their health; through the company’s partnership with Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope, these women and their families receive free health care! And their collaboration with Goel Community, KeoK’jay’s supplier of organic cotton and sustainable fabrics, makes sure that Cambodia’s economy feels the benefits just as much as Cambodia’s women!