Posts Tagged "Luang Prabang"

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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Faces of OPT: Chef Keo

Chef Keo was born just down the Mekong from here, in a small village outside of Luang Prabang. A natural born leader, she is the eldest of three. Like most Lao people, she is a serious foodie, understanding that life…

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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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The Faces of OPT: Mrs Phan

 

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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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Learning Batik at the Living Crafts Centre

Today I took my first class offered at Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre (LCC). The LCC is set in a beautiful location, one that I was eager to explore and learn about. It is set alongside the peaceful Mekong…

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Five Tips for Designers Visiting Luang Prabang

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of welcoming the delightful Niki Groom (AKA Miss Magpie Fashion Spy), a fashion designer for Nomads Fair Trade Clothing in the UK, to Luang Prabang. Niki joined us for a Natural Dyes class at…

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Introducing Our New Store – Ock Pop Tok Boutique

It’s been 13 years since east first met west and Ock Pop Tok launched in Luang Prabang. A few weeks ago we marked an exciting new chapter in our story, with the Vat Sene store closing its doors for the…

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Textile Conservation with Julia Brennan

Big thank you to Julia Brennan, who hails from Washington USA, when she is not busy travelling to care textiles all over the globe. Happily, Julia made it to Luang Prabang and kindly shared her expertise when she donated her…

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