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The Materials of Laos
Textile of the Moment
Valerie Olla

The Materials of Laos!

We only work with the finest raw materials and oversee all production steps to guarantee the highest quality products using environmentally friendly techniques. High quality raw material is a must for high quality end products. In Laos, the artisans work mainly with silk, cotton, hemp and piet.

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Motifs: Lao textiles or the stories they tell...
Textile of the Moment
Valerie Olla

Motifs: Lao textiles or the stories they tell…

Motifs in Lao textile are deeply symbolic. In fact, many Lao people and anthropologists can determine the ethnic group and marital status of the weaver, the region and function of a piece by simply looking at the textile.

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Living Crafts Centre
Rachna Sachasinh

Our Shops Get a Makeover

This summer, we did some spring cleaning! Creative design, up-cycling materials. new signage, plus healthy teamwork resulted in fresh, open spaces that make our textiles look even better!

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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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