basik 855 grew out of a chance encounter between two entrepreneurs (one American and one Cambodian) and the friendship they forged.
In three years, we have grown from a team of 6 artisans working in their own homes to a weaving center with 46 full-time employees, including a team of Cambodian textile designers. 96% of our full-time staff is Cambodian.
All of our finished products are sewn by like-minded social enterprises, which allow us to financially support Friends-International, Stop Start and other Cambodian seamstresses and tailors in Phnom Penh.
In addition to direct sales through our website, we have approximately 60 wholesale customer accounts as well as a number of private label contracts and designer collaborations.
We’ve received coverage in a variety of trade and consumer publications including American Spa, Travel+Leisure, Trend Central, Stylesight, The Phnom Penh Post, Idea Mensch, Designare, Design*Sponge, and most recently, Redbook.
We are dedicated to our artisans and a renaissance of Cambodian ikat.