Camu Imports was formed in 2004 to combine my love for travel with my fascination for the culture, crafts and the people of Southeast Asia. After working in the I.T. field for many years for a large for profit Boston based financial organization, I had the opportunity to do just that, while promoting global fair trade practices. Now, traveling to Southeast Asia, mostly Thailand and Laos, I work with various Hilltribes, such as Akha, Hmong, Karen, Lisu and local artisans who are striving to preserve their rich and beautiful crafts and culture. Among such hand crafted items are jewelry, silks, cottons, bags, wooden items and saa paper products. As I travel into small villages along the Mekong in Laos or the mountains of Northern Thailand or even the small markets in any of the cities or villages that I am in, I realize how lucky I am to meet these wonderful people and to be able to introduce and help preserve their arts and culture by bringing them into our world.