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August 28, 2017 | Last Modified: 2017

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Don't miss Ma Te Sai if you're looking for something authentic to take home, as a gift for someone or souvenir for your own mantelpiece. The shop sells items handmade by local villagers, so purchasing here allows you to participate in socially responsible tourism. Look for various home decor, cushion covers, accessories, recycled objects, cotton blankets, clothing, and woven bamboo pieces. The prices at the store may be a bit higher than at a night market, but you'll walk away knowing you've helped a local artisan make a living.

Responsibility

Ma Té Sai is all about authentic Lao handmade products. They also handpick and design beautiful gifts, textiles and homewares handmade by people from villages across Laos. Some of our artisans are from remote and rural Laos, making traditional handicraft; some are farmers growing local produce; and some are disadvantaged, working in workshops in villages of Vientiane, where they are developing new skills and a better life.

Business Case

The business began out of a wish to promote unique handicraft from villages across Laos. Every item we sell is not only a beautiful object or a nice present, it is a piece of identity, the history of someone, somewhere, who put their heart into making it. We want you to share this connection with our artisans as much as we want to guarantee them a fair and sustainable income.

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Don't miss Ma Te Sai if you're looking for something authentic to take home, as a gift for someone or souvenir for your own mantelpiece. The shop sells items handmade by local villagers, so purchasing here allows you to participate in socially responsible tourism. Look for various home decor, cushion covers, accessories, recycled objects, cotton blankets, clothing, and woven bamboo pieces. The prices at the store may be a bit higher than at a night market, but you'll walk away knowing you've helped a local artisan make a living.

Ma Té Sai is all about authentic Lao handmade products. They also handpick and design beautiful gifts, textiles and homewares handmade by people from villages across Laos. Some of our artisans are from remote and rural Laos, making traditional handicraft; some are farmers growing local produce; and some are disadvantaged, working in workshops in villages of Vientiane, where they are developing new skills and a better life.

The business began out of a wish to promote unique handicraft from villages across Laos. Every item we sell is not only a beautiful object or a nice present, it is a piece of identity, the history of someone, somewhere, who put their heart into making it. We want you to share this connection with our artisans as much as we want to guarantee them a fair and sustainable income.

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