History

Baskets of Cambodia was started in 1996 and quickly became the first major overseas exporter of baskets in Cambodia. In 1997, there was a coup and change of power in government. Throughout this time, Baskets of Cambodia not only operated but also expanded to it's current level, employing over four hundred artisans throughout Cambodia. Baskets of Cambodia supplies some of the world’s finest baskets and purses in any price range.

Ecological Practices

All of our products are made from organic grasses, free of any herbicide or pesticide treatment. We make a point to ensure that our product has a low impact on the surrounding environment and people connected to it.

Our baskets are made from a fast growing reed grass called “la peuk.” This particular grass grows through out Cambodia. Because we believe in sustainable harvest, we leave enough of the natural grass to ensure it’s return the following year, but also take enough to help manage the land it’s growing on.

None of BOC raw materials are subject to artificial irrigation instead, they depend completely on the seasonal rains.

The dyes that we use on our products are certified non-toxic dyes by the European Union. We are continuing to strive to make our dues 100% natural, while also ensuring the quality of the dye.

Fair Trade

Baskets of Cambodia has always provided an upward bias in favor of our workers in Cambodia. This is perhaps the primary reason our baskets and purses are as extraordinary as they are. We provide a healthcare safety net program, yearly dividends, and schooling options in varying degrees depending on the level of participation of our makers in Cambodia. All these things contribute to produce a quality product that reflects the satisfaction and the growing esteem of our talented makers.