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Epikorean
12 contributions
I wish I had known about this place as soon as I arrived in Hanoi. It's got many ethnic and beautiful pattern work textiles, accessories, clothes, gift items, etc at more than fair prices. You will find many similar items in the Old Quarter at double or triple the price and ones that are not good quality. Craft Link is probably one of the few legitimate fair trade places in Vietnam.

I can't help buying their gorgeous wares every time I go. It's near temple of literature and next to Koto restaurant so it makes a good and easy stop on any outing. GO!
Written July 13, 2012
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Evren A
Istanbul, Türkiye167 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
You’re in Vietnam and want to buy gifts and souveneers for family, friends, collagues, etc. Don’t waste your time with garbages in old quarter. Come and buy nice and quality staff at Craft Link. Shop as you wish and feel better by knowing that money you spend will go to disadvantaged or poor people (i.e. disable children affected by agent orange during the war). Please note that Craft Link is non profit organization.
The only point which can be better is the porfolio of products. Wooden sculptures or Vietnamese masks are not available.
Written January 27, 2018
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NatureandLuxury
Billings, MT64 contributions
Dec 2012 • Friends
Craft Link is a win-win-win place to shop. 1) The local artisans win, as they are paid a fair wage for the handmade items they produce. (Fair Trade Federation member--scrutinized carefully.) 2) The shopper has a wide variety of products available in one stop, so this is a timesaver if you are taking gifts home for friends and relatives. 3) The prices are very reasonable and items are of good quality. Whether you love to shop, love handmade items, or are just looking for some gifts to take home, Craft Link is your "go to" place in Hanoi!
Written June 4, 2013
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Stacy D
11 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
This shop had an amazing selection of high quality gifts of all price ranges. They support the local artisans with a fair wage for their work. Would highly recommended.
Written April 11, 2019
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Koestine
Rovaniemi, Finland76 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
I visited Craft Link in 2014 and have used handbags and scarfs bought then almost daily. Price vs quality is great. Bought now 4 handbags, one shopping bag and large bunch of scarfs for 2 million dongs. Good purpose of the shop makes the shopping feel good :) For me this shop is a must always when visiting Hanoi.
Written April 18, 2017
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sanmugasundaran s
Colombo, Sri Lanka45 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
There was nothing except some items made of clothes. same in the upper floor too. It was a waste of time and money all the way to Craft Link by taxi. Some reviews about this shop are misleading. The items for sale were not cheap either.It may have been a good place for shopping sometime back. Not any more. Only some bags,rugs, clothe dolls and similer items made of clothes.
Written February 1, 2017
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Christopher
345 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
This is likely the best shop for Vietnamese products in Hanoi. The price, selection, and quality is outstanding. You cannot find textiles of this quality at this price anywhere. Check out the upstairs rooms for a wide selection. The prices for handmade textiles range from a few dollars to about one hundred dollars.
Written July 11, 2015
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ALW768
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Highly recommend this shop - and also at the same time visit the Temple of Literature and the Fine Arts Museum, both just nearby. The gallery was beautiful and such a peaceful oasis. If hungry, try KOTO - yummy and another worthy cause.
Written July 9, 2015
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Tecalli
Pennsylvania, USA2,096 contributions
Jan 2012 • Solo
Craft Link is a non-profit shop that carries a range of handicrafts and ethnic minority products. They provide income generation activities for residents of rural villages in Vietnam, many of them ethnic minority. All the profits get channeled back to local communities. Craft Link provides rural villages business training, crafts training, help with setting up cooperatives, and advice on what will sell well to the tourist market.

They have a variety of products, including lacquer, cottom and silk bags, scarves and weavings , and pottery. The prices are a little higher than what you will find on the streets of the old quarter, but the quality is also much better.

There are actually two shops, located across the street from the Temple of Literature and a few doors down from KOTO. After visiting the Temple of Literature, you can spend your money on good causes by shopping at Craft Link and then eating at KOTO. Craft Link closes for lunch between 12:00-1:15 so plan accordingly.
Written January 11, 2012
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Barry F
Port Orchard, WA21 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This places sales very nice handmade and hand dyed gift items and clothing. Everyone loved the things I bought back.
Written July 8, 2019
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