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Address: Nokeokoummane Road | Mixay Village, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Phone Number: 011.856.21.263.371
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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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Beautiful handcrafts

This shop is actually 2 stores/organisations joined together, both offering exquisitely made silk and cotton handcrafts. The silk is truly exceptional - of the finest quality and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Byron Bay, Australia
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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This shop is actually 2 stores/organisations joined together, both offering exquisitely made silk and cotton handcrafts. The silk is truly exceptional - of the finest quality and superb hues, it is tasteful and well designed but it is very expensive. The cotton is very reasonably priced, more 'hand made - cottage industry" but also beautifully crafted. If you want a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This shop operates to help Lao women maintain their skills. It is part of the Free Trade organisation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

If you are looking to get some handicrafts or silk products then this is a great place to go. Right in the heart of the old city you will find the Camacrafts and Mulberries store that is an outlet for fair trade products made by local men and women. Some beautiful products and great for unique gifts which you know... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This store sells a variety of silk items like scarves, shirts, handicrafts and decorative items. A bit on the expensive side, it is a fair trade business and supports the livelihood of Lao village communities. Mulberry tea and mulberry wine are also sold here. We purchased some items here to support a good cause.

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Asolo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This does not compare to Lao Textiles in diversity and presentation. I bought a few items there mainly as souvenirs but found it so so.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We come here on every visit to Vientiane. There is always a good range of genuine Laotian handicrafts, dearer than in the market but you can be sure that your money is going to help women earn an income and be self sufficient. There is a variety of crafts, but includes scarves, cushion and pillow covers, purses, bags, and some... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The Mulberry Farm is one of the very few places now where you can see the whole silk process, from the mulberry orchards, to the silkworms and cocoons (which they send out to the villages for the ladies to process and spin) to the fining and dyeing with naturally grown dyes, and weaving, so that the end product ends up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Maybe also a farm but this is a beautiful handicrafts store downtown Vientiane. Lots of silk and some natural products- creams etc. Prices are expensive.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We had a chance to spend few days in Mulberries farm and it was absolutely amazing experience. We admire a lot work of Lao people, who put a lot of passion in every single product. We recommend you to visit shop and if possible farm itself, we are sure it will be unforgettable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled across this store while wandering around Vientiane. A good range of beautiful, silk, fairtrade products. Would have spent more if I hadn't already been shopping in Luang Prabang. Free chilled water.

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