Smateria is a fair trade practice fashion brand that offers handmade handbags and accessories. It empowers and delivers sustainable livelihoods for Cambodian artisans through the sale of locally made, durable products. Some items are made from eco-friendly materials such as reused black plastic bags, while other items are made from netting originally intended for use in the fishing and construction industries. This raw net material is purchased in local Cambodian markets and revitalized to create an innovative collection of bags, purses and wallets. The purchase of these products provides income, dignity and hope to the artisans and their families as well as free daycare and preschool for their children.