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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Albany, California
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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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stopped in to take a look at their large selection of handmade textiles (silk and cotton). Good quality, varied selection, reasonable prices. If you'd like a quality gift or souvenir, you can't go wrong here. You can also help yourself to a free cup of Mulberries tea during your visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

If you are looking for a knick knack to take home you might find something here. Red and Green Mulberry tea is ok. You can try before you buy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Very informative. Got to see the whole process of silk production from mulberry leaf to opening my wallet to buy a scarf :0)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Located about 6km west of downtown Phonsavan, this lovely farm offers free tours. We went by bicycle, and were very impressed by the premises and the quality of the work they do there. On a tour you learn about the silk making process, meet some of the women from many different villages who train and work there, and even get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

these kinds of initiatives need support! was interesting to see all aspects of the process and supporting them by buying products goes without saying

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Excellent setting and fantastic handmade things to buy. Negotiate having your tuk tuk driver stay for an hour or so and them go back to the hotel happy as Larry

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