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Reaching Out

#103 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str., Hoi An 84510, Vietnam
+84 510 3910 168
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Ranked #1 of 290 Shopping in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Reaching Out is a social enterprise, training and employing persons with disabilities. Our artisans create beautiful gifts of high quality from tea... more » Owner description: Reaching Out is a social enterprise, training and employing persons with disabilities. Our artisans create beautiful gifts of high quality from tea ware patterned after that used by the Imperial family in Hue to elegant table ware and bedspreads of colourful silks. Our jewellery of white brass and silver is designed in-house by our staff and made right on the premises. Customers are invited to visit the workshop which is right behind the retail store to watch how their purchases have been made. Our staff are willing to answer your questions and of course can tell you the details of the processes by which your gifts are crafted. They will also proudly show you to our Tea House, where you can experience a cup of coffee or tea, served in the traditional Vietnamese manner by our speech and hearing impaired staff. « less
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Larchmont, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My sister and I kept returning to Reaching Out to buy gifts for others (and ourselves). We went in the first time to check it out since it offers employment to people with disabilities. We were impressed with both the merchandise and the wonderfully helpful staff. We went in the other times because there were items there that we couldn't... More

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to go and browse and then buy genuine items without being harassed or hard sold. Staff very helpful

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are looking for somewhere to spend your money and buy gifts then you can't go past this. Reaching out provides fair work for people that may not otherwise have the opportunity. The front is made up of a shop with hand-made items for sale and out the back you can take a walk through and see the merchandise... More

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic review of our social enterprise. Reaching Out has evolved since its inception to a viable, sustainable organization, providing training and employment for persons of disability. As we have matured the quality of our gifts has become something that we are very proud of. Your purchases allow us to continue our growth, offering more opportunities to... More

Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went to this place 3 years ago and bought several things, including a quilt and matching pillow covers.It has survived the test of time and I was keen to return to Reaching Out again on this trip. The staff are all lovely and the tiny lady who handles the quilts treats you like a long lost friend.Nothing is too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you're looking for gifts to take back home for friends and family (or just for yourself) then look no further than this place. The items on sale here are absolutely beautiful, and of an excellent quality. The staff are friendly and welcoming and also, the whole thing is ethical. This place is well worth a visit. There's also the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fair wage for fair work! This is not only a great place to shop for quality momentos of your visit to Hoi An, but it is a great showcase of a commercial initiative that brings purpose and meaning to those that might not otherwise be able to work. The craftsman are very talented and staff equally engaging. Make the visit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This shop was such a surprise! Between Hanoi and ha long bay our guide insisted we stop at a craft shop run by the disabled, and it had a forces/sweatshop feel where all art was copied and unoriginal. Here was the polar opposite. People working here have a real pride, skill and creativity in their work. They can contribute to... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The tea shop is quaint and lovely. The presentation of the tea and coffee is unique and the staff is very friendly. After enjoying my coffee and purchasing some to take home I went over to the Reaching Out craft shop and found some lovely pieces to buy. Some of the pieces are one of kind and beautiful! I recommend... More

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sydney, australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have been to Hoi An 3 times. On our first visit we found Reaching Out and just had to buy some of the jewellery. Second time we bought a bedspread and jewellery and the third time we bought a full dinner set. The packaging was amazing - no breaks at all from Vietnam to Australia. Then to continue on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Wow I loved this shop!! A haven away from all the hustle and bustle of the streets of Hoi An. We visited twice and bought most of our holiday gifts here. The choice is fantastic and the quality is amazing. We first visited on a Sunday when the workshop was closed so returned today and were recognised by a charming... More

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