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Address: Nokeokoummane Road | Mixay Village, Vientiane, Laos
Phone Number: 011.856.21.263.371
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Description: Mulberries Fair Trade Stores are located in central Vientiane and Luang...
Mulberries Fair Trade Stores are located in central Vientiane and Luang Prabang old town. Our Organic Mulberry Farm is located in Xieng Khouang province, just outside the city of Phonsavan. We're a short 20min drive from the historic Plain of Jars sites. Please come and visit our farm if you are traveling in the area, tours are available between 8am-4pm Monday-Saturday. For directions see our website.Our aim is to advance a economic, cultural and socially sustainable Lao silk and handicraft enterprise that improves the livelihood of the people we work with. An important part of our work is to ensure that our environmental, cultural and artistic resources are safeguarded for future generations. In purchasing products from Mulberries Fair Trade Stores, you will be supporting the economic livelihood of Lao village communities. You can help us to ensure that traditional skills and artistic designs distinctive to Lao culture are passed on to younger generations.
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Mulberries: Great First Stop on the Lao Silk Trail

Conveniently located in the heart of Old Colonial Vientiane, this shop is a must-see for those interested in Lao Silk and other products. They also have some Hmong-inspired (or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Conveniently located in the heart of Old Colonial Vientiane, this shop is a must-see for those interested in Lao Silk and other products. They also have some Hmong-inspired (or maybe they're actually Hmong-made) goods--pillow cases and the like. Prices are fair to moderate, and sometimes they have sales. The sales people are very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Beautiful handmade silk scarves, embroidered pouches for jewelry, makeup and lingerie, hand quilted pot holders and coasters other gifts and knickknacks. You are getting the real things here as Vientiane is now awash with machine made fakes. A great outlet for an NGO that helps women.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

No hassle getting any of the shop's products through customs! Lovely gifts for adults, teens and children at reasonable prices. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The atmosphere from the moment we stepped into the shop was comfortable and welcoming. They had a table set up where we could have free Mulberry tea and lychee candies while shopping. The range of things to buy was not huge but the fact that Mulberries is a Fair Trade place was significant to us. The air conditioning was also... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Discovered this fair trade store by accident. What a lovely place to be, especially when it was so hot outside and the air conditioning is on. Lovely locally made westernised gifts suitable for anyone. We also met some amazing travellers while sitting drinking our complimentary mulberry tea in between selecting gifts.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The store is small but is filled with beautiful stuff. Prices are on the high end but the quality and designs are top-notch. As a fair trade orhsnization in which 50b percent goes to the villages, this is worthy of your support. Staff are friendly too and are not pushy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very western used local products. Good quality, well-made and useful small gift items. Probably generates more income for the locals than most of the mass produced items from the night markets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

this is a review for the organic silk farm in Phonsavan, for some reason trip advisor won't let it be listed as a separate attraction. I'm sure these guys do good stuff but I didn't have a good visit. The guide was bored and disinterested, and some staff were friendly but most seemed in a similar mood. The silk process... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I'm lucky to be volunteer with a fair-trade company that sells this quality product in Australia. To be able to visit the store and meet the staff was a pleasure. If you are looking for quality silk products, naturally died and organic then this should be somewhere that you visit. You can also know that your purchase directly assists the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

There is a shop in Vientiane, and there is a mulberry farm as well. It is not in Vientiane but near Phonsavan. You can visit a mulberry field, silkworm farm, weavers, and a small shop there.

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