Founded in 2000 by Englishwoman Joanna (Jo) Smith and Laotian Veomanee (Veo) Douangdala, Ock Pop Tok is an artisan social enterprise based in Luang Prabang, Laos. Over the years we have grown from a small shop selling only a few designs, to becoming one of the most important textile and artisanal institutions in all of Laos and SouthEast Asia.
Broadcast from our weavers studio on the banks of the Mekong, this is THE podcast that crisscrosses the globe talking to the pioneers in the world of folk art, the change makers in travel and tourism, and the innovators in remote communities.
From the misty mountains of northern Laos to the banks of the Mekong, follow us off the beaten track as we go meet the talented artisans we work with throughout the country. Indulge in the beautiful sights and meet wonderful people.