Daiku is an ethical accessories brand based in Cambodia showcasing Indigenous artisans from Noth-East of Cambodia and their handmade creations. Every Daiku item is thoughtfully handcrafted by indigenous women, using high-quality sustainable materials. By combining the indigenous Tampuan women’s weaving techniques with modern design, Daiku has been able to create a new collection of beautiful accessories.
The name Daiku came from the Khmer/Tampuan word, “daiku,” which means companionship or partnership in the local language. Choosing the local word “daiku” as our brand name reflects our dedication to working in partnership with local women to preserve the indigenous cultures from North East Cambodia and creating dignified job opportunities through the promotion of these traditional art forms.
ETHICAL IS THE NEW NORMAL
At Daiku, we create a dignified work for indigenous women in rural and remote areas in North-East of Cambodia, women’s work. At the same time, a portion of proceeds from each purchase goes to our Girl’s Education Fund.
TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS WEAVING
At Daiku, we preserve traditional Tampuan culture and heritage by supporting the design and development of new products that combine the traditional indigenous weaving techniques with modern products and uses.
At Daiku, we believe that it is possible to produce responsibly while making a good impact on the planet. That is why, 100% of our weaving material is surplus material from garment factories in Cambodia, and all our packaging is plastic free.
DESIGNERS, THINKERS & CHANGEMAKERS
Driven by our passion to do things differently, our team of female founders is passionate about sustainable consumption and the impact our brand can deliver to local artisans we collaborate with to produce our products.
FATIMA GIL PENA
The process and business guru of the team, Fatima loves spreadsheets and financial projections. She makes sure that our business has solid foundations and our sales are well organised.
The artistic and creative force behind the brand, Jitka prototypes our products, takes photos and manages most of our online presence to make sure our customers stay connected.
Emily is the connecting link between weaving communities, suppliers and sales. You can often find her running to pick up our next delivery of woven straps or looking for new colours of weaving string.
Only 19 years old, Saroeun is our Weaving Co-ordinator. Part of the indigenous Tampuan tribe, she trains new weavers, co-ordinates orders and makes sure that all products are made to the highest quality.