All of our underwear comes from somewhere. This is where Kent’s came from.
Kent, aka Denzel, a member of WAIW’s Underwear Wall of Fame, sent me the address of the factory that his MADE IN CAMBODIA boxers originated. I tracked it down. That’s me in front of the Suntex factory.
The Suntex factory is on the outskirts of Phnom Penh near an infamous Killing Field. I went there on a scooter. It was hot and the road was a dusty, stinky mess. From the entrance, the factory looked big, more of a compound really.
I didn’t get a chance to meet any of the workers, but I can give you a rough idea what they are like from my other encounters.
– 90% of them are women
– Most of them between the ages of 20-27
– They left their home village to work in garments
– They average somewhere between $45-$80/month (pretty decent in Cambodia)
– They think I’m weird