In March 2022, our team participated in the Folk Art Market Fair 2022 that was held in Vientiane 25 – 28 March. The market fair aimed for local artisans from all over Laos to bring their beautiful products to the people of Vientiane, and encouraging the start of a trend of local product consumption. The artisanal products featured included basketry, textile, fashion, art, jewellery, food and beverage.
Our team displayed and sold the handicrafts made by the villagers of Thaphaibanh region in Nakai – Nam Theun National Park, as part of our project supporting villagers in alternative livelihoods. Our booth was extremely popular and provided a great way to showcase the traditional crafting skills from a remote rural area of Laos and find more market opportunities through new partnerships in Vientiane.
Over the 4-day fair, a few hundred items were sold to Lao and foreign customers! If you missed the opportunity to visit our booth during the fair, visit our dedicated Facebook page Thaphaibanh New Normal Crafting from which you can order the beautiful handicraft (we deliver across the country). You may also come visit us at our shop in Nakai, we will warmly welcome you!
Take a virtual visit of our booth during the fair: