Posts Tagged "Textiles"

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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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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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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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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