We are excited to be in the process of developing Penh Lenh, a jewelry line inspired by two survivors of sex trafficking in Cambodia. These two girls expressed unwavering passion to make beautiful things and create their own jewelry line. In partnership with Transitions Global, we at Abolition International are working to make this dream a reality.
One of the first Penh Lenh jewelry designs:
This piece from Penh Lenh includes a coin that was commonly found in Cambodia but has since been forgotten. The coin is being made beautiful again through this necklace by Penh Lenh.
The meaning behind Penh Lenh:
We chose the name Penh Lenh, which means “whole” in the Cambodian language Khmer, because it represents the truth about these two young women. They are not broken or pieced together, they are strong and wonderfully made.
Meet the team for Penh Lenh:
For this to be a sustainable business, we’ve pulled together an incredible team of people who believe in this dream and are working hard to make it a reality.
Rachel worked in the fashion industry and traveled to Cambodia recently as an Abolition International intern. While there she developed a special bond with the two girls who are the inspiration for Penh Lenh jewelry. Rachel will be living in Cambodia for the next five to six months to work with the girls and help manage the program at Transitions.
Lindsay is a Nashville-based jewelry designer. Her jewelry line, Simon and Ruby, can be found in over 35 boutiques around the country. This summer Lindsay will be traveling to Cambodia to work with the two girls on the first round of Penh Lenh jewelry designs.
Kerbi is a volunteer for Abolition International and has valuable experience in developing social enterprises with an interest in jewelry and accessory lines. Kerbi will be joining Lindsay this summer in traveling to Cambodia to work on the first round of jewelry designs for Penh Lenh.
Sarah is the director of marketing and communications at Abolition International and was the first inspired by the girls’ dreams. Since her last visit to Cambodia, Sarah has been working to gather this team together to launch Penh Lenh jewelry.
Abolition International & the Penh Lenh team