Cambodian design centre to focus on traditional textiles with a modern twist


Phnom Penh’s Modern Ethnic Design Center, initiated by the suPPPort sustainable development group with the Berlin International Academy of Fashion, Raffles International College in Phnom Penh and trade fair company Messe Berlin, has been teaching students how to tap into the international market, blending Khmer and European design.

Over the past year, 14 Cambodian students have spent time learning to adapt traditional fabrics and patterns for the European market, employing sustainable production practices and working with local suppliers.

Some half of the students had already been working in the textile and clothing industry, while the other half came from Raffles International College.

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