Borderline Handicraft Shop was started to give several Women groups who were working along the Thai-Burma border a place where their products could meet customers. Set up as a collective with input from each group and a small staff handling the daily activities in the shop.

Over the years staff in the shop started to collaborate more and more with each group and often function as an extension of the groups, being the connection with customers in Mae Sot, Thailand and abroad.

Each group has its own background and style and many groups have information on their websites.