A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDERS
We are the founders of the company and we couldn’t be more in love with our chosen career paths. It wasn’t always this way; we were leading corporate lives when we first travelled to Bali where we met our lead designer Hariyono. This meeting was the spark that changed the direction of our lives.
Our designs may have evolved throughout the years, but our company philosophy has always remained the same - make high quality, beautiful products while providing opportunities for local artisans. BauXo designs accessories for the woman who believes that escaping the ordinary is the true road to happiness. Her treasured BauXo pieces remind her to embrace change, experience deeply and take more detours.
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WHAT DOES BAUXO MEAN?
Although some people pass it off as a quirky name for a unique jewelry brand, BauXo’s history resides in Bali, Indonesia. After all, that is where the original three met in 2003, and where the idea for the company was born.
BauXo, (pronounced box-o) comes from the Indonesian word for meatball – Bakso! This traditional Indonesian fare is commonly served in a soup, sold from a street cart, and costs around 90 cents Canadian per bowl. Diana and Jeneen met Hari Yono, a Javanese designer, in front of a Bakso cart and decided to blend their experiences to create an accessories company called BauXo.
Have you ever tried Bakso? Have you ever been to Bali? Perhaps it is time to pick up and do both. Buy that plane ticket. Experience something incredible. Insist on happiness. And don’t forget to visit our flagship store in Echo Beach while you’re there!
In a partnership with Holt Renfrew and their H Project, we are currently supporting The Bali Children's Project, a charity that provides education to Bali's Children to break the cycle of poverty.