(h)A.N.D. is one of the most well-established and highly regarded actors within the fair fashion segment in Cambodia. The brand is known for bold patterns, and innovative designs combining vintage fabric and handwoven, ikat, cotton to yield new, truly unique, pieces. In the shop/workshop on Street 240, general manager Alan J. Flux and co-designer Pheap oversee the daily operations. (h)A.N.D. employs young people from modest backgrounds, and at the workshop, they acquire valuable skills within the fields of design, sewing, pattern making, and cutting.
The shop has a large fanbase among the Phnom Penh expat crowd, with many returning customers, stopping by for a talk, while browsing the store for any new arrivals since their last visit. The items in the shop are mainly easy-to-wear clothing, for both beach and city life in a warmer climate, but (h)A.N.D. also creates more adventurous collections, which are showcased at fashion shows and exhibitions around the world. Usually, the fashion show items are sold immediately after (and sometimes even before) the shows, but now and then, some of these unique items are sold in the shop.
In addition to (h)A.N.D.’s own designs, the shop also features a nice selection of handwoven scarves, jewelry and bags sourced from local artisans. so if you are visiting Phnom Penh and looking to buy a stylish souvenir that also has a positive impact on the local community, make sure to stop by the (h)A.N.D. shop on Street 240.
You can get in touch with Alan or Pheap through the (h)A.N.D. Facebook page. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the shop in Phnom Penh.
Want to learn more about Mr. Alan James Flux and his amazing life? Check out this interview with Alan that Walk Sew Good did a couple of years ago: