TaiBaan was started by PADETC, a Lao NGO, as a fair trade social business that works with traditional handicraft artisans to preserve and promote Lao village crafts, create employment opportunities for villagers – mostly women – and reduce poverty. TaiBaan was originally named Saoban. In 2020, Saoban was renamed TaiBaan to reflect rebranding needs of the company. TaiBaan means ‘village or a community of villages’ in the Lao language. TaiBaan supports more than 15 village crafts groups of many ethnic communities across 10 provinces of Laos. When you buy from TaiBaan Crafts, you provide employment and training for the artisans, and the profits stay in the village communities.
Tohe is a social enterprise established in 2006 with the mission of creating a creative playground for disadvantaged children. Through weekly playgrounds, Tohe gives children the opportunity to learn and experience creative and artistic activities on a variety of media. Their paintings are selected, redesigned and applied to decorate fashion and lifestyle products. 5% of product sales are returned directly to the child artists who authored the paintings used.
Using creativity + community to make the world better🌻. The Collective has worked on numerous events that aim to showcase arts and social causes in Brunei.
The Fish Island Community Arts Centre is an exciting social enterprise created by Kek Soon and the team at KAMA, Cambodia. Fish Island Arts Centre brings real grassroots community development through great cuisine, arts, & culture.