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Going green and glam at the market

Going green and glam at the market

Siem Reap’s funkiest lane, Alley West, is going green with a Green Market this weekend.

This is the second big collaboration between business owners on this little lane, and the market promises discounts and street sales of food, vintage clothing, wines, handmade and homemade products and anything “bright and green”. The focus is on what’s environmentally friendly, and it’s not just about what’s for sale but also about what people can barter for or exchange if they want to bring their own stuff along, too.

Some months ago, the street got together for the Suitcase Sale, encouraging people to bring along any old thing they didn’t want, and this was warmly welcomed.

This led to this weekend’s Green Market, and participating businesses include the Art Deli, Wanderlust, Trattoria, Poetry, Circle, Smateria, Eden, Beyond, The Singing Tree Café and the Planet DVD store.

Bargains, discounts, special deals and freebies will be a big part of the market weekend.

At the same time, Sarah Moya will be launching a new range of jewellery from within the Art Deli. Sarah, also the general manager of the ultra-luxe Sothea Hotel, has collaborated on designing the range for Khmer Independent Life Team (KILT), a landmine victims support NGO.

The jewellery range, called Earth, is made from copper and rocks, and is intended to communicate a unique, raw and elemental part of Cambodia. The items are made by beneficiaries of KILT and are an important potential livelihood support for them. They will be available for sale from the Art Deli and Moya is looking for other interested outlets as well.

The official launch party for Earth jewellery will kick off at the Art Deli around 8pm on Saturday, supported by the brand new Siem Reap Jazz Quartet.

Finally, on Sunday evening, there will be another launch party at Art Deli, this time for new website www.siemreaplife.com. The creation of Loven Ramos, Sarah Moya and Philippe Ceulen, who is part of the Siem Reap Jazz Quartet, the website has brought together a collection of Khmer and expat bloggers based in Siem Reap.

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