- About Malia
- Fair Trade
- Human Trafficking
- Design Philosophy
The mission of Malia Designs is the same today as it was when we started out 10 years ago. Our aim is to provide economic opportunities for Cambodian women and to support organizations fighting human trafficking in Southeast Asia. There are three ways we work to accomplish this mission.
1. Our products are made by Fair Trade producer groups that employ disadvantaged people in Cambodia, primarily at-risk women and the disabled. Our producers are paid a living wage in safe and fair conditions, and complete their work at home as well as in small workshops. Services like on-site day-care, medical check-ups, and over-time pay are offered.
2. We have high quality, fashion forward products that are geared toward the Western market. The Western market = YOU! Our design philosophy combines function and fashion. We want you to choose our products based on their design in addition to the fact that they do great things for people and the planet as a bonus (a BIG one)!
3. We raise awareness about and donate to organizations fighting Human Trafficking. Together with Stop Traffick, our philanthropic arm, we have donated over $100,000 to organizations in Cambodia and Chicago that fight Human Trafficking.
Each piece of our three pronged approach is a critical part of who we are and what we do!