Smateria USA

These beautiful bags, travel goods and accessories are handmade in Cambodia from construction and fishing netting.
Founded by two adventurous Italian women with design and marketing expertise, Elisa and Jennifer, our partner in Cambodia provides their artisans with sustainable livelihoods and economic independence. They defy convention by using unusual and recycled materials whenever possible to craft innovative and fashionable, Italian designed bags and accessories.
Their unique materials include fishing  netting, recycled vegan leather, and luxe leather scraps from a leather furniture factory, and recycled plastic bags. The result is a water resistant, virtually indestructible, cool and unique line of bags and accessories.
That’s not all that’s sustainable. Priority is given to the employment of women and mothers and an onsite preschool and daycare facility is there for their children. They enjoy sustainable livelihoods, healthcare, professional development and more.


  • Sustainable livelihoods for Cambodian artisans
  • 13-month annual salary
  • Free healthcare
  • Free daycare and pre-school for the artisans’ children
  • Economic independence



HHP is a social enterprise non-profit based in Chicago. Our mission is to lift communities by providing job opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment. All of HHP’s products provide a pathway out of poverty for our social enterprise partners and fair trade practice global artisans.