SHOP ON PURPOSE

Our products are ethically made in Cambodia. Funds raised support a locally run community centre in rural Siem Reap.
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The products we sell are handmade by the talented graduates from Human and Hope Association Cambodia’s sewing program. Your purchases not only impact these women and their families, but the greater community as well.

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Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve
Book Sleeve

Book Sleeve

Regular price $19.99
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Are you someone who likes to read on the go? Our book sleeves avoid your books from getting bent or crumpled.

  • Measures 20cm x 25cm
  • Fit most standard size paperbacks
  • Fit a 9-inch iPad
  • Padded inner lining
  • Flap to close
  • Say goodbye to damaged books!

MADE BY SANGORB

Sangorb was removed from public school at the age eight to take care of her family’s cows. She went on to work one job after another, but as she was illiterate, none of them paid well. 

Sangorb eventually got married and lived in a bamboo shack with her husband, struggling to survive from day to day. 

Sangorb joined the sewing program at HHA Cambodia in 2015 and developed a love for sewing. She came top of her class and was hired to make our products at her home. Sangorb also developed a successful sewing business where she can sew and mend clothes for her neighbours. 

In 2017, Sangorb and her husband built a new home for their family with her income from sewing and making our products. Her family has officially moved out of the poverty bracket.

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Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies
Scrunchies

Scrunchies

Regular price $5.99
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Each scrunchie has been handmade in Cambodia by women overcoming poverty. These products provide a livelihood for these women and their families, with proceeds supporting education programs in rural Siem Reap.

  • Made from colourful fabric offcuts
  • Make stylish accessories for any outfit

MADE BY SAMPHEAS

Sampheas stopped studying in grade nine to look after her younger siblings. She married at 20, but after having two children, had to face reality as a single mother after her husband left the family. Sampheas went on to work as a housekeeper and construction worker, both jobs being physically exhausting, and neither paying well enough to support her children. 

Sampheas’ aunty and parents encouraged her to join HHA Cambodia's sewing program, and Sampheas set herself a goal of opening her own sewing shop so she could look after her children whilst earning an income. 

Sampheas thrived in class, and was hired to work as a seamstress to make our products. She earns triple what she was previously earning, and has also set up a small sewing shop at her home. Sampheas also studies in the education program at HHA Cambodia, learning English.

 

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Christmas Decorations (Pack of 4)
Christmas Decorations (Pack of 4)
Christmas Decorations (Pack of 4)

Christmas Decorations (Pack of 4)

Regular price $19.99
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Decorate your Christmas tree with these decorations that are ethically made in Cambodia.

  • Four decorations in each pack
  • Star, candy cane, tree and bell
  • Synthetic stuffing with a twine loop

Please note the fabrics are chosen at random, however each pack will include one of each shape.

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Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket
Planter/Storage Basket

Planter/Storage Basket

Regular price $17.99
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Add some bright colours to your decor with these baskets! They can be used to hold your favourite plant, or store items in your home office or bathroom.

  • Made from cotton fabric
  • Patterned outside and plain inside
  • Width is 17cm on the base and 17cm height (14cm when folded over)

Plants are not included

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Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag
Foldable Eco-Bag

Foldable Eco-Bag

Regular price $11.99
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Our eco-bags are the perfect eco-friendly accessory. Each bag is of ample size to carry a few groceries, your op-shop clothing finds or your fruit and veggies.

  • Made from colourful cotton fabrics
  • Folds into the outer pocket for ease of storage
  • Long double strap to wear comfortably over your shoulde
  • Durable and practical

This makes it the perfect accessory to say ‘no’ to plastic bags!

Please note that the coloured strip at the top of the bag may differ from the photo, as each bag is unique.

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Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch
Bamboo Straws in Pouch

Bamboo Straws in Pouch

Regular price $11.99
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Are you keen to make the move to a zero-waste lifestyle? Our bamboo straws are a great start! 

  • Pack of four bamboo straws
  • Reusable, biodegradable, BPA-free and sustainable
  • Comes in its own handmade fabric pouch with a drawstring
  • Perfect for throwing in your bag so you always have it with you

Give single-use plastic straws a miss and use these straws for everyday life, parties and special occasions.

Cleaning: Each bamboo straw can be used roughly 100 times. They are dishwasher friendly or can be washed by hand. Cleaning in bulk is easily done by leaving the straws to soak in boiling water with a splash of vinegar for 5 to 10 minutes.

MADE BY SANGORB

Sangorb was removed from public school at the age eight to take care of her family’s cows. She went on to work one job after another, but as she was illiterate, none of them paid well. 

Sangorb eventually got married and lived in a bamboo shack with her husband, struggling to survive from day to day. 

Sangorb joined the sewing program at HHA Cambodia in 2015 and developed a love for sewing. She came top of her class and was hired to make our products at her home. Sangorb also developed a successful sewing business where she can sew and mend clothes for her neighbours. 

In 2017, Sangorb and her husband built a new home for their family with her income from sewing and making our products. Her family has officially moved out of the poverty bracket.

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Earrings - Hoop
Earrings - Hoop
Earrings - Hoop

Earrings - Hoop

Regular price $9.99
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These fabric hoops are the perfect Summer accessory.

  • 40mm gold stainless steel hoops
  • Scrunched polka dot fabric 
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Picnic Rug
Picnic Rug
Picnic Rug
Picnic Rug
Picnic Rug
Picnic Rug
Picnic Rug

Picnic Rug

Regular price $39.99
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Always be prepared for a picnic with this light picnic rug!

  • Double layered
  • Cotton fabric
  • Reversible with a different colour on each side
  • Comes with a drawstring calico bag for easy storage and transport
  • 200cm x 140cm
  • Machine washable 

Complete your picnic set with our cloth napkins, bamboo straws and cutlery pouches.

MADE BY SREYTHOM

Sreythom was born into a family of seven children. When she was in grade seven, Sreythom dropped out of school so she could take up a job as a cleaner, helping to support her family. 

Sreythom got married in her early twenties, but was frequently unwell after giving birth to her children. She stayed at home and worked as a housewife, struggling to manage her health issues at the same time.

In 2017, the staff at HHA Cambodia found Sreythom when they were conducting outreach in her village, around 18km from Siem Reap town. As it turned out, Sreythom had always dreamed of studying sewing, but due to her financial constraints, had never been able to.  

Sreythom’s talent shone through during the 12-month program, and she was hired to make our products once she graduated in 2017. Sreythom notes that she has become patient through learning the new skill, and is more confident to try new things. She says her husband is proud of the brave woman she has become.

Sreythom’s family has officially moved out of poverty thanks to the income she earns through sewing.

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Our impact

SDG1: No Poverty

The programs have helped 31 families move out of poverty. 279 families produce their food for their consumption and as a source of income 

SDG4: Quality Education

We support education programs for over 250 children, run by qualified local Cambodian staff.

SDG5: Gender Equality

The women who make our products have reported a reduction/elimination of domestic violence.

SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

We support a sewing program that has provided 75 microfinance loans and seen 80 women graduate with employment.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Over 1,300 families have received emergency food packs, and 500+ people have undertaken community workshops.

SDG 13: Climate Action

We have funded tree planting, community environment walks and environmental excursions for children.

SUSTAINABILITY
At Hope on Purpose we support practices that reduce the impact on our planet. Small sized products are made with fabric offcuts to reduce waste, we ship our products in compostable mailers, and supporters have the option to donate a tree with every purchase.
OUR CHARITY

Hope on Purpose is the ethical brand of Human and Hope, an Australian charity.

We at Human & Hope want to see a world where communities experiencing poverty are empowered and developed through locally driven initiatives.

We raise funds through our handmade products, travel and learning opportunities to support a locally-run community centre (HHA Cambodia) in rural Siem Reap, enabling them to run their own projects with their local expertise. 

EACH ITEM IS
INDIVIDUALLY MADE

YOUR PURCHASES SUPPORT
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

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CHARITY