VOL. 1 CHAPTER.1
HAN'S MADE IN CAMBODIA
Cambodia was a thriving economy prior to 1975, with an abundance of industries in manufacturing. The country led the
way in Asia for ethical and sustainable practises.
In 1975 the country came to a halt. Manufacturing industries were abandoned and the people were evacuated to work in
the rice fields. It is estimated that one third of the population was killed during the genocide of Pol Pot's regime setting the country
back to year zero.
Today, Cambodian workers are paid much less than neighbouring country Thailand. Workers work long hours in poor conditions to
manufacture products sold at very questionable costs. After materials, hardware, labour, shipping and taxes, the true cost of that
product is absorbed by somebody in the chain and it isn't hard to guess who.
It is our aim to pick up where Cambodia left off in 1975. Helping not only to rebuild industry but community with deeply rooted values.
Each Han product is a small change for a better future.
Cambodia in 1969. Prior to the Khmer Rouge in 1975.
"Our investment is in the people. Building a team with on-the-job training in all areas of manufacturing, providing them with
invaluable skills and opportunities for further growth. It's about our community, and the surrounding community - food vendors, tuk
tuk drivers etc. As we grow, they grow with us." - Han