These are the bales of textile waste that are delivered and sold in street markets in Phnom Penh. I’ll be back here at the end of January for a week of searching and buying, can’t wait. I’ve been Skyping with two suppliers who’ve put aside a mini mountain of silks for me to assess. They look extraordinary online but it’s imperative I see and touch them in person to make sure they’re winners. The lady on the left, loading up the moto, drives a pretty hard bargain. I’m looking forward to some quality haggling and a cold coconut with her.