Category Archive for "News & Events"

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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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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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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Celebrating the Women of Ock Pop Tok

Humblebrag: we have some pretty amazing women here at Ock Pop Tok. Of the current team members, 75 percent are women — many of those in leadership roles. There are many words that apply, both personally and professionally: friends, daughters,…

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New Year’s Times Three

New Year’s  — a time to start fresh — whether it’s with resolutions or a simple flip of the calendar. In Laos, you have more than one chance to do just that, with multiple New Year’s celebrations throughout the year….

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On the Road: Santa Fe

From Joanna Smith, co-founder of Ock Pop Tok: It’s official….VW camper vans are cool in every corner of the globe. Well, so said Phet – Ock Pop Tok’s head dyer who spent two weeks in the U.S. this summer. What’s...Read More

Winner of the 2014 Wild Asia Awards

We are honored to be the recipient of the 2014 Wild Asia Award for Responsible Tourism in the Cultural Preservation. Having been active in creating income and recognition for Lao women artisans and promoting Lao’s rich textile tradition for fifteen…

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Vibrant Artisans Make a Pit Stop at the LCC

This week, we were thrilled to host Ms. Saw and Ms. Na Nga, two visiting artists at the Living Crafts Centre.  Both women reside in Luang Namtha Province, in Northern Laos. Ms. Saw and Ms. Na Nga travelled from Luang…

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Around the World Adventure, with stopover at Mekong Villa

Two weeks ago, I pulled into the Ock Pop Tok parking lot to find an enormous green truck parked alongside small mopeds and scooters. What is this? Who does it belong to? How did it even make it down our…

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