Made in: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Based in: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Delivery: Australia Asia Canada Europe USA

What's noteworthy

  • Founded by designer Rachel Faller in 2008, tonlé is a brand and manufacturing factory that is wholeheartedly committed to the environment, paving the way in zero-waste design where their entire production leaves 0% waste (compared to a typical factory that can average up to 40%)
  • The smallest scraps left from sewing are weaved into new fabrics or made into tonlé’s own recycled paper.
  • 90% of tonlé’s fabrics are recycled from remnant materials from factory scraps before they end up in landfill! The other 10% are from local and sustainable suppliers.
  • Buckles, pendants and buttons are hand-carved from reclaimed scraps of wood, sourced from local makers. tonlé also collaborates with a ceramic workshop based in Siem Reap to produce handmade buttons and beads from locally dug clay.
  • All natural dyes are non-toxic, 80% of which come from edible materials like soy milk and lemon.
  • Employees earn well above the local Phnom Penh minimum wage, provided with benefits and extensive training, as well as offered careers opportunities instead of a traditional assembly line model.
  • Extensive information about their design processes, their staff and the reason behind why they do what they do, is openly available on their website.
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This page was last updated 03rd March 2018


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