Siam Import Co is a socially conscientious lifestyle brand for those who love travel, art and fashion. We strongly believe that global citizenship is how we can help make this world a better place, and that is exactly what we aim to do with the products that we sell and the communities that we support.
Siam Import Co was created by Karina Shelton after she spent an amazing 6 months living in Thailand teaching English. She fell in love the the culture of Thailand and the surrounding countries, and wanted to bring that unique style to the consumers of the United States, specifically relating to Travel, Art, and Fashion.
Why Travel, Art, and Fashion? Simply put, we believe that traveling somewhere is the best way to learn about the people, and experience the culture. Many people dream of traveling, but hardly ever get the opportunity. Our goal is to be able to bring part of that experience to our customers through the products we sell. Art and fashion are an easy way to have a piece of that experience and culture for yourself, even if you don't physically travel there.
Siam Import Co sells products that support local artisans and communities in Thailand and Southeast Asia. This is possible because all of our products are selected from small, independent manufacturers who have proven to source their material sustainably, and provide fair wages and work to their employees.
We also shop in the local street markets to provide unique products that you can't find anywhere else! By providing people a way to sell to the US market, rather than just the street markets, we are changing lives and communities in Southeast Asia.
Not only that, but every time you make a purchase, 10% of the sale goes directly to a charity that operates in Southeast Asia! The charities that we support are:
- Elephants World: is a sanctuary for sick, old, disabled, abused and rescued elephants, who receive the rest and joy that they deserve. Located in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, you are able to visit and help feed, bathe and gather food for these beautiful animals.
Tiny Toones : A group located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, who uses break dancing and hip-hop to engage, inspire and educate young, under privileged youth.