Visiting producers in Laos
We were lucky enough to make a short trip to Laos in early 2011 (or at least one of us was!) to visit our suppliers, make new relationships and work on new designs and products.
The pace of in change in Laos is striking, as building and new roads change the way of life, particularly in the capital, Vientiane. By working with fair trade organisations, and sourcing products made from natural materials, we can encourage and support development in Laos that is sustainable and equitable. We work with organisations that generate skilled employment, offer training and good employment opportunities and can make a real difference to people's lives.
From The Source recognise that the design element of our products is key if we are to build successful long term relationships with suppliers in Laos, and are really excited about some fantastic new scarf designs and brand new product ranges, coming online throughout this year. We'll be adding stories about the organisations, techniques and weavers behind the products on this blog....