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Valerie Olla

Ock Pop Tok’s Green Initiatives

We often get asked in what ways does Ock Pop Tok contribute to sustainable tourism development in Laos. So, as we get ready to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, we thought we would share our “green” initiatives. Some we’ve been doing for some time now while others are more recent. Let’s have a look…

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Boun Lai Heua Fai: When Luang Prabang lights up…
News & Events
Valerie Olla

Boun Lai Heua Fai: When Luang Prabang lights up…

Some say it’s the most magical time of the year here in Luang Prabang. Thousands come together to watch Luang Prabang light up. Lanterns bring light and life to the city, the temples and the people. Boun Lai Heua Fai, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an event not to be missed if you’re around in October!

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Wanna play designer?
News & Events
Valerie Olla

Wanna play designer?

A couple of months ago, we mentioned that we were working on an exciting project involving… you! Wanna play designer? It is your time to shine! You can now design your very own bath mat! It’s basically a smaller version of our popular tapestry rug. Follow along for more details on this exciting take on the DIY concept!

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OPT-EIF a fruitful collaboration
Village Weaver Project
Valerie Olla

OPT and EIF, a fruitful collaboration

The Village Weavers Project is a series of initiatives that create economic opportunities for artisans in rural locations around Laos. We decide which villages to work with in a few different ways. Sometimes, it comes through Public Private Partnerships. This is how our collaboration with the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) started three years ago. Read this interview with Ock Pop Tok’s (OPT) Co-Founder and Executive Director, Veomanee Douangdala, to learn more.

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Blessings in the time of Covid
News & Events
Veo & Jo

Blessings in the time of Covid

Six months into the pandemic and closed borders, we’ve had some time to reflect. If you are interested in reading our thoughts on how we’ve tried to find blessings in this Covid time, read on. We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to too, so please reach out and share your experiences and thoughts.

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News & Events
Joanna Smith

Weavers’ Trip to Vietnam

When asked about their dreams, the weavers all unanimously state, “Travel!” And last month, they had this opportunity! At the beginning of July, the weavers and Jo, our co-founder, travelled to Vietnam, visiting Hanoi, Halong City, and Halong Bay.

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Training
Guest

Six Natural Dyes To Love

“Do you have indigo growing in your village? Indian trumpet? Turmeric?” These are the first questions we ask before any village training on natural dyes.

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Friends of OPT
Veo & Jo

Faces of OPT: Mrs Bang

Mrs Bang, 33 years old, was one of the visiting weavers. Her 13-year-old daughter (she has two) is learning to weave as well.

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