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Roads Less Travelled
Radio Ock Pop Tok
We are a project of Ock Pop Tok, a social enterprise collaborating with Lao artisans to produce beautiful, handmade textiles and artisan products. Our weaving studio sits on the banks of the Mekong River in UNESCO World Heritage Luang Prabang. We also collaborate with village-based artisans in 13 villages across 11 provinces in Laos. Lao textiles are rich in technique and storytelling. Take a look at our online shop, and when you are on the road, come visit us, take a natural dye class and experience the artisan community living at our Mekong Villa, a textile-inspired villa on the banks of...
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Designer, artist and eco-entrepreneur Thao Vu is a leader among a pioneering group of young designers who have made Hanoi an emerging creative hub. Her label Kilomet 109 is an eco-fashion brand that puts natural fibres, natural dyes and traditional skills at the heart of its production process....
Published 05/13/21
Designer Kavita Parmar wants you to know that “heritage is the new luxury.” She hones in on this point while discussing XTANT, an artisan market she’s co-hosting in Mallorca in June, 2021. Part folk art market, part art installation and a full-on celebration of heritage craft, the event is a...
Published 04/29/21
All aboard? Let’s go to Kabul and meet Ramzia Khorami and Maryam Omar, two vanguards bringing Afghan jewellery and Silk Road-era crafts to the contemporary global marketplace. This is a rare opportunity to hear about the experiences of two women within the country’s burgeoning artisan and design...
Published 04/22/21
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