Mekong Tourism Forum – Prosper with Purpose

In early June Luang Prabang hosted the Mekong Tourism Form 2017. The motto of the forum was “Prosper with Purpose” so the discussions centered around how to grow tourism in a responsible, sustainable, way. Six countries are members of the…

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Dream Big, Start Small, Act Now

THE BIG DREAM !! We have a dream, its a big dream but we want to take 8 weavers (more if possible) to Peru.  Laos to Peru….that’s literally the other side of the world.  Wait!!!!  let me check that.  So…

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The Luang Prabang Night Market

The idea Did you know the Luang Prabang Night Market was inspired by a trip to Paris? It just so happens that many years ago a local man flew over to France for a holiday and fell in love with…

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Holiday Guide: Gifts That Give Back

This holiday season you can share the beauty of Laos with the people you love. Each piece is made by hand — a one-of-a-kind present that helps support women artisans in Laos. Need inspiration for the perfect gift? Find a…

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Handmade in Time: A Different Kind of Art

  It’s an art museum — but there are no paintings, sculptures or photographs. The Fibre2Fabric gallery is different kind of art: one of textiles, fabrics and dyes. Recently, the Fibre2Fabric gallery closed to the public (if you haven’t seen…

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A Trip Through Laos: the Village Weaver Projects

An Akha woman carefully twisting her hair, arraigning it just right under an intricate headdress made of coins, beads and naturally-dyed fabric. A Tai Lue woman carefully stirring fermented indigo leaves to create the perfect shade of blue. Ten Lanten…

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Introducing the new Chok Collection

  It’s finally here! Our latest addition: the Chok Collection. From concept to completion, every decision and design was made with a purpose. Our team has been working for months to bring to this you: pieces that are a new…

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DIY Natural Dyes at Home

From Marie Vahl, Ock Pop Tok Merchandise Manager — part 2 of 2 on natural dyes: Here at the Living Crafts Centre, we use what’s in our garden to dye a rainbow of beautiful colours. We are lucky to have…

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Six Natural Dyes To Love

From Marie Vahl, Ock Pop Tok Merchandise Manager — part 1 of 2 on natural dyes: “Do you have indigo growing in your village? Indian trumpet? Turmeric?” These are the first questions we ask before any village training on natural…

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