The Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA) is a non-profit business association that exists to strengthen the handicraft sector and improve the quality of life for thousands of local artisans in the Siem Reap province.
AHA supports the advancement of local handicraft enterprises in Siem Reap through the provision of the government registered Seal of Authenticity, which identifies products that are handmade in the Siem Reap province and is available for all AHA members to display on their products. AHA has also developed the Wholesale Trade Centre, which facilitates commercial connections between national and international traders and local Siem Reap handicraft producers; as well as the AHA Fair Trade Village, which offers a place for rural handicraft producers to access the tourism market in Siem Reap.
The AHA Fair Trade Village is an open market place in central Siem Reap that offers a place for rural handicraft producers to access the tourist market.
Here visitors have the opportunity to watch artisans working on their crafts, learn about Khmer traditional crafting, engage in classes and workshops and purchase authentic traditional handicrafts.
The Wholesale Trade Centre is designed to promote local handicraft products and to facilitate commercial connections between national and international traders and participating local handicraft enterprises.
The Centre is located in the AHA Fair Trade Village and features a wide range of handmade products available for wholesale.
The AHA Official Seal of Authenticity is a government registered symbol produced by AHA to identify products that are handmade in the Siem Reap province and is available for all AHA members to display on their products.
This seal helps Siem Reap visitors to guarantee their purchase is contributing to the local economy.