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Reaching Out Arts and Crafts

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Address: #103 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str., Hoi An 84510, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 510 3910 168
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Description: Reaching Out is a social enterprise, training and employing persons with...
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 silver jewellery 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.
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Best craftshop in Hoi An

If you're tired of the same old tourist shops you should check this place out. Run by the same people from the tea shop this place has fantastic crafts made with heart. Even if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you're tired of the same old tourist shops you should check this place out. Run by the same people from the tea shop this place has fantastic crafts made with heart. Even if you aren't interested in buying it's worth taking a look to escape the same factory made bags, suits, shoes and lanterns that litter the streets of... More 

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you for acknowledging our unique product line. Our artisans are constantly updating designs whilst we maintain our authentic Vietnamese theme. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a very special shop, with absolutely wonderful crafts. We wish we could have brought back more. Whereas many of the shops in Hoi An are similar, this was utterly unique, and very special. Go there!

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you for pointing out to Trip Advisors that our products are unique. We work hard at updating our designs, while maintaining a focus on authentic Vietnamese crafts. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This shop is stocked with really nice, and often unique, items which were made by people who may not otherwise be able to find work. It's a definite win-win-win for you-the people who work there-the person you buy a gift for. Prices are reasonable.

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Our tag line is "gifts that give twice"....you have made it into gifts that give THREE times...how lovely. Thanks. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Handcrafted products that are of extremely good quality. I love how this store provides experience and employment for people with disabilities. One of the first places we shop in Hoi An. The toys are cute and jewellery stunning. A must to shop and if you have time, visit the workshop.

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Sounds like you come to Hoi An frequently. We are happy to hear that Reaching Out is the first shop on your list. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Hoi An is filled with crappy tourist shops selling the same low quality items you can find all over Vietnam. Reaching Out is a great exception. The products are all wonderfully original and of excellent quality. We bought a large brass lantern, which is likely the most unique item we saw for sale in Vietnam. The jewelry selection is great,... More 

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you for letting reader's of Trip Advisor know about the Reaching Out Craft Shop. The designs of our hand made items are often created by our artisans in the workshop and while we try to keep things "fresh" we are influenced by traditional Vietnamese designs. We are happy that you recognized the quality and originality. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The products are all beautifully crafted and giving people skills and giving those with disabilities a fair trade job. A very worthy cause. You can watch people creating things in the back of the shop.

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the Reaching Out Arts and Crafts Shop. Every review on Trip Advisor helps us to spread the news about our social enterprise. Our artisans are proud of their work and the reputation that the Reaching Out team is building. More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I visited this shop in May 2013 and treasure the beautiful silk bedspread I bought then. A recent visit - several times during a week near Hoi An in May - didn't disappoint. Prices may be higher, but that's for quality eg proper silk,exquisite jewellery and ceramics and fair trade. There's quite a range of prices anyway. I would definitely... More 

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Children are adored and pampered in Vietnam, thus the play area and delightful toys and clothing for the little ones. We appreciate your support of our fair pricing and your enthusiasm for our quality products. Ni and the staff are always ready to welcome you! More 

London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I think this place is great. I found a beautiful baby bib and kimono for my friend's newborn baby. The price was usd 14 for the kimono. I forget how much the bib was (not expensive and felt soft and was so delicate and pretty). Overall the prices are cheaper than where I live (HK) so no complaints there. The... More 

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

We are glad that you found a gift for your friend's baby at Reaching Out. By choosing quality fabrics for our in-house designs our products are quite unique. I hope that you spent some time in the workshop to visit with the seamstresses who would have made your baby clothes. More 

Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Before writing this review I noticed that there were a few "average" and even one "poor" review, I also noticed a theme. The common complaint were concerning the prices. One thing to keep in mind is that these goods are priced considerably higher than others in the area because they operate on fair trade principles and the money goes directly... More 

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you for your support and understanding about our operating principles. Discerning shoppers appreciate the quality of handmade items. More 

Ocean Shores, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We sought out this shop after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. So glad we did! We bought some exquisite ceramics and had them shipped back to oz. Not only did it arrive within 2 weeks, it was so well packaged it took us over an hour to open everything! On top of that they also kindly shipped the rest of our... More 

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments about our service and our shipping procedures. Our staff have all trained very hard to acquire their skills, whether as crafts people or proficient English speakers on our sales floor. IF the pictures included on your post are of your own tea ware...it looks lovely!!! More 

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Address: #103 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str., Hoi An 84510, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 510 3910 168
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An

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