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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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What fair trade means at Ock Pop Tok

 Before there was Ock Pop Tok, there were two friends learning and experimenting with different ideas of Lao weaving. Before there were three shops, a Living Crafts Centre, the Village Weaver Project and a nonprofit foundation, there was a hunch…

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Behind the Scenes: Nam Et-Phou Louey Village Weaver Project

From Marie Vahl, Ock Pop Tok Production Coordinator: As a new member of the Ock Pop Tok team, I jumped at the chance to join our co-founder and production assistant on my first  Village Weaver Project trip to the Nam…

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Add Colour to Your Luang Prabang Adventure

There are many things that inspire me to travel, and colour plays a huge part in my adventures. From the bright tuk tuks in South East Asia to crystal blue waters in the Caribbean, taking a moment to stop and…

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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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A Weaving Class Leads to Lessons in Art, Culture and Community in Laos

Recently I ventured out to OPT’s Living Craft Center for another day of classes. The first half of the day consisted of a natural dyeing class in a beautiful open air workshop with tables, sinks, and looms right on the…

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Caring for your textiles

Washing Instructions for Silk or Cotton You can Handwash or dry clean.  But handwash is easy, fast and costs less. How to hand wash your scarf in 7 easy steps: Fill a sink or large bowl with cool water. Add a…

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