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The pet basket is woven out of water hyacinth from Tole Sap Lake, Siem Reap Cambodia. Water hyacinth, an invasive aquatic plant introduced from South America, has become a serious environmental meanace on Tonle Sap Lake.  The plant has a phenomenal growth rate and quickly forms dense floating mats paralyzing navigation on waterways affecting local families who depend on fishing to make a living.  With their even resort to begging. Weaving products provides another form of income for these families. Local women use the dry stem of the water hyacinth plant and weave them into usable daily products such as mats, bags and hammocks. By purchasing this pet basket, consumers are indirectly contributing to the well being of families and community of Tonle Sap Lake. The fabric of the USA made Insert is Organic Cotton French Terry. The size of the basket is 17.5" length, 13" wide and 6" tall.

Water Hyacinth Pet Basket

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