Built to scale? Growing pains hit Cambodia’s businesses for good

A snippet of Leakena’s life is written on a pair of jeans.

It marked the high point in a tale of redemption: From being exploited and ostracised to working a steady job making US$250 (RM1,040) jeans for a boutique manufacturer in rural Cambodia, with enough spare time and money to raise two children.

And then the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, stepped off a plane in Australia last year wearing a pair of “slave-free” Outland Denim jeans, into which was sewn the story of a faraway seamstress like Leakena, adding a new twist.

In full: https://www.malaymail.com/news/life/2019/11/15/built-to-scale-growing-pains-hit-cambodias-businesses-for-good/1809918

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