Green Festival Exhibitors
Baskets of Cambodia, formed in 1996 in war-torn Cambodia, in villages surrounding the famous temples of Angkor Watt. In 2000 we expanded our operation to the outskirts of Phnom Penh in order to develop a unique line of purses, a line that incorporated traditional weaving and western style to create an entirely distinct look in purses. We started with a poor family of 8 headed by a single woman. Then she was sick and in need. Now she is healthy. Her daughters still sew and her son helps in the development of new styles. In the last 8 years Baskets of Cambodia has introduced this market to the world with innovations and new styles, and we now employ over 200 makers. You may see cheap (not inexpensive) copies of our original ideas, but you won't find better quality products inside and out. BOC is a company that is determined to deliver ever expanding wages back to the deserving people of Cambodia. We currently pay more than any producer we know of. The current modest salaries we support are consistently 2-3 what is considered to be "fair trade", and include other benefits as well. Baskets of Cambodia will continue to lead in this area as well in order to attract the highest levels of skill to the creation of our purse designs and other products. Buying an original style from an original company is your way of rewarding innovation, which is the lifeblood of meaningful development. Part of the philosophy of Baskets of Cambodia. is to create high quality products that lend pride and self esteem to all of people involved. We hope you'll soon be wearing one of our original creations and enjoying the compliments on our purses for their understated style and elegance, and in some cases down to earth practicality.