Rachel Faller went to Cambodia in 2008 with funding from a grant to research sustainable and fair trade textiles. After working with local artisan groups she quickly realized there was a large gap in the industry for affordable, sustainable and ethical fashion. 

2014 was the birth of tonlé's zero waste model, and with it tonlé became a pioneer in the zero waste movement. Through several seasons of iteration, creativity, and hard work the tonlé team creates every collection without wasting a single scrap in the process. They even recycle all the thread!

Tonlé employs 30 talented individuals in their Phnom Penh workshop, where they provide fair wages and benefits, training, and opportunity for advancement. 

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