Posts Tagged "fair trade"

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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What makes a good partnership — and 5 social enterprises you should know

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller And thus opened the panel discussion on what makes successful partnerships at the Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network Conference in Bangkok. There were 30 (or so)…

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How to hang a wall hanging

It’s a common question we get here at Ock Pop Tok: now that I’m home, how do I hang my wall hanging? These intricate, handmade textiles are truly a piece of art. So, of course you want to display them…

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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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Friends of OPT: Lydali

With a mission to create a global community of empowered craftspeople, Lydali is an online store stocking artisan homewares, garments, jewellery and accessories from more than 20 ethical producers around the world (including Ock Pop Tok!). After being featured as a Spotlight…

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