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Address: 43-51 Van Mieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: (84 4) 3 7336101
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Description: Vietnam Handmade Shop

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Craft Link a Great Way to Pick Up Vietnamese Gift Items

Craft Link is a Fair Trade organization that has a nice selection of Vietnamese gift items, at reasonable prices. Silk purses and scarves, lacquer bowls, chopsticks, vases, paper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Pamela F
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Craft Link is a Fair Trade organization that has a nice selection of Vietnamese gift items, at reasonable prices. Silk purses and scarves, lacquer bowls, chopsticks, vases, paper items, backpacks and large totes - all are very good quality and come from villages specializing in making them. Part of your payment goes back to the villages. The two shops, right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I bought a lot of gifts here...small bags, embroidery, hair ornaments, and scarves. I'd recommend that anyone do their souvenir shopping here. The quality and selection are a lot higher than what you'll find on the street, and their prices are at least lower than the starting prices for the same item (from a street vendor). And in the end,... More 

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Tammela, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good location just opposite of the Temple of Literature made our visit very easy. There were even a cafe only a few metres away: we could leave the husbands there, such an important thing to give more time for decent shopping ;-) In the shop there was a nice selection of ethical products with reasonable prices. There was no need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

They've got a good range of products for a reasonable price. Lots of silk scarfs and handbags. I got a few little bags and purses there to give to friends for gifts

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I came across this handicraft shop as recommended by the hotel we were staying in. It is about 25 mins walk from the old quarter. This little shop has two levels and is packed full of great handmade textile work, such as bags, scarfs, jewerly, purses, cushions and a number of other things. It is a not-for-profit organisation, so the... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Happened to go into this shop at the museum of Ethnology. What a great find. They also have a store location, if you miss the one at the museum. The choice of hand crafted goods is excellent. The prices are also very reasonable. Good place to find those unique items for yourself and others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Craft Link is a not-for-profit organisation selling amazing handicraft products and supporting thereby small handicraft producers from ethnic minorities or Hanoi street children. Prices are very reasonable compared to the shops in the old quarter and have a higher quality.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is one of the few shopping places in Hanoi, where you can be sure, that you purchase locally produced craft. The non profit organisation supports fair trade and work with the local tribes. They sell wonderful woodwork, laquer paintings, ceramics, textiles and clothes. Have a look at the homepage: www.craft-link.com.vn. You will not only take great souveniers home, but... More 

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Ohope, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Love the concept of this store, ensuring the arts are promoted in the smaller villages and bringing them all together under one roof. Bought so many beautiful bags here and scarves. Quality items I didn't see elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Craft Link is a great endeavour. It brings the handicrafts of Vietnam's ethnic minorities to you. Staff are friendly. The prices are the same or better than in the Hanoi Old Quarter, but you'll find items not seen in the Old Quarter. Also makes a nice stop if you're going to the Temple if Literature (across the road) or KOTO... More 

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