Home Textiles Laos

The project focuses on supporting the further development of the home textile value chain in Laos in order to position it in the market as the niche market for sourcing sustainable handmade home textile products and supporting to increased exports and employment.

Laos is known in the market for its hand-spun and handwoven cotton. Weaving techniques & patterns are more sophisticated in Laos than in neighbouring countries. Companies are largely focusing on handmade production and are used to work with AZO-free chemical dyes and natural dyes. The Laotian Indigo dye is regarded as one of the best in the world.

Weaving is spread out through the country and is mostly done by women and provides households an extra income next to farming income. Most rural households are said to have a weaving loom. The Department of Handicraft Promotion at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Vientiane estimates that the handicraft sector counts about 20,000 family firms. The industry has thus a high relevance for employment and income generation.

Focal points of the CBI programme

The focus will be on those product groups that have the best chances to become successful in terms of export growth and employment creation during the project period: hand-spun and hand woven home textiles and dyed with natural dyes. 

By establishing sustainable export relations on the European market, it will increase export revenues, create employment and income opportunities especially for women workers active in the HT production.

To achieve this the project interventions are built around three pillars:

  1. Business export coaching
  2. Institutional capacity building
  3. Sector collaboration

Project participants and products

A total of 13 companies are taking part in this export coaching programme

Name of company

Website

Products/services

Khaisy Handicraft

www.facebook.com/KhaisySilk/

Silk textiles, primarily obi’s

Mulberries - Lao Sericulture

www.mulberries.org

Scarves: Textured Silk; Dye effect silk, also textured; Finer stripes

Magic Lao Carpets Handicrafts

www.magiclaocarpets.com

Handknotted silk (carpets)

Mai Savanh Lao

www.maisavanhlao.com

Silk scarves, bags, placemats, table runners and cushion covers

Nikone Handcraft

www.globalsources.com/si/AS/Nikone-Handicraft/6008825050324/Homepage.htm

Cushion covers with contemporized Lao pattern blue/white. Cotton; Cotton 4K pattern multicolour soft texture for throws; Combination of cotton and pied for floor cushions

Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre

www.ockpoptok.com

Fashion accessories (scarves and bags); home textiles (cushion covers, table runners and wall hangings)

Passa Paa

www.passa-paa.com

Accessories,  among which home textiles and fabric/leather bags.

TAEC Boutique | Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre

www.taeclaos.org

Accessories (scarves, bags), textile jewellery, homeware (cushion covers, table runners, carpets)

Tai Baan Crafts

www.taibaancrafts.com

Tai Baan has a distinct style; natural, pure, textured and minimal. Cushion covers, bags, scarves

Her Works

www.herworks.la

Handwoven fabrics, dip dyes, embroidery, pompoms, fringes. fashion accessories and shoes, cushion covers, throws

Studio Silapa

(website not present)

Attractive range of fabrics of a premium quality for interior decoration

Houeyhong Centre for Skill Development Women

www.houeyhongvientiane.com

Shawls, towels, home textiles (cushion covers, throws)

Ma Té Sai

www.matesai.com

Textiles from Southern Laos, Savannakhet primarily: handwoven ikat textiles. Cushion covers, throws and runners, tabletop and kitchen textiles

You can contact CBI to find out more or to get in touch with these exporters by  mailing to consumer@cbi.eu.

Due the Corona crisis, it is still unclear when the next fair with our companies will take place.

Partners

CBI has a MOU with:

Furthermore we will work closely with:

  • The SME Service Center (SSC) https://smelaos.com/
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (www.giz.de),  
  • Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) https://lncci.la/ ;
  • Luang Prabang Handicraft Association (LPHA) and others to further develop the home textile sector in Laos.

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Are you a European importer interested in Home textiles products from companies in Laos? You can contact CBI to get more information or to meet with these suppliers who are being trained to export to Europe.

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Henrique Postma-Hazelaar
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