A travel experience offered in partnership with Intentional Tours.
Have you ever wanted to see first-hand what life is like for the people who make brand-name clothes and how lives are changed when ethical production employment is an option? Are you interested in better understanding the complexities of justice issues like human trafficking or labor exploitation? Would you like to travel with a small group that is both learning about the issues as well as talking about solutions?
In partnership with Intentional Tours, Imagine Goods is excited to offer this unique experience of Cambodian culture, food, and religion, while also seeing ethical fashion happen in the flesh. We'll take you into the market to purchase materials for our newest fashion line and then onto the social enterprise production facility where survivors of trafficking are given training and jobs. You will also visit ancient temples, have a meal in the home of a local family, and visit the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge. Daily debriefs will provide opportunities for insight and reflection. Return home with a few new friends and a better understanding about the realities of poverty and inequality and how to make a lasting impact through intentional tourism and ethical fashion choices.
January 12-20, 2019
Price: $1,795 per person (double occupancy)
*Early Bird Rate: $1,695 if you register and pay your deposit before November 1, 2018.
Includes accommodations, tour guides, entrance fees, most meals, all in-country transportation, and one pre-trip learning session.
Single occupancy rate: $1,995 ($1,895 for early birds)
*Airfare not included
- Learn about the underside of the standard garment industry
- See how Imagine Goods’ ethical production supports empowerment
- Explore how extreme poverty interacts with justice issues (labor exploitation, land rights, human trafficking, etc.)
- Hear how war and violence contribute to poverty and injustice
- See the hope and opportunity that empowerment can provide
I’ve never traveled overseas before. Is this a good trip for me?
Absolutely. You’ll be part of a small group that sticks together most of the time. When there’s time for people to split off (like when we’re exploring a market, for instance), you could choose to stay with the leader if you want. So don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
I've traveled a lot. Is this a good trip for me?
Absolutely. Whether you've traveled with groups or by yourself, this trip will surely be a bit different than any you've done before. This isn't about "doing something" while we're there, nor simply sightseeing. (Although we do see some beautiful sights, and we hope that you'll be inspired to live differently once you return home.) Imagine Trips are about looking a little bit deeper beneath what the average tourist might see, and taking time to learn how the justice issues "over there" intersect with your life at home.
Is Cambodia a safe place to travel?
Yes. There is very little crime against tourists, and with a little common sense (that the group leaders will be sure to explain thoroughly), you’ll be right as rain. (In over 40 combined trips to Cambodia, neither we nor anyone in our groups have ever been a victim of a crime.)
What about food safety?
Not to worry—we are very careful about the restaurants that we eat in, and we have some great places to eat on the itinerary. (Our philosophy is that if we’re only there for a few days, we don’t want anyone lying in bed for any of that time!)
What kind of hotels will we stay in?
We’ll stay in comfortable inns and hotels that we’re familiar with. They’ll have all the basic amenities you’re used to.
My teenager wants to go on this trip. Will it be too intense for them?
We think that allowing teenagers to be exposed to global poverty and justice issues is a really good idea. Although there are some aspects of the justice issues that we talk about that can be difficult to process (like child trafficking), we will certainly be sensitive in how we discuss if there are younger teens on the trip. We also do a lot of talking about everything that we see, since adults need to process emotions about those difficult issues too!
Can you lead a custom trip just for our group?
Sure! We've led many different kinds of trips, and have experience in organizing bespoke trips for groups that want to learn but don't know where to start. Shoot us an email and we can chat about it. Trips@ImagineGoods.com
Have any questions? Email us at Trips@ImagineGoods.com, and we’ll be in touch.