Social enterprises in: ethnic minority
Tanoti Crafts

Tanoti Crafts

Tanoti is a social enterprise focused on heritage craft preservation, women’s empowerment, and rural community building. The Penans are Sarawak’s last nomadic tribe, having settled into structured communities between 30 years to as recent as 5 years ago. Their deep connection with the rainforests sees them still relying on the jungles to support their lives and supplement their livelihoods.

TaiBaan

TaiBaan

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.

Indigo Cat

Indigo Cat

Indigo Cat is authentic. All our products are genuinely manufactured by hand. From homegrown hemp to traditional batik or handmade embroidery. We carefully choose our fabrics directly by visiting local families from all over the northern part of Vietnam.

Sangsan Anakot Yawachon Development Project (Building the Future of Youth)

Sangsan Anakot Yawachon Development Project (Building the Future of Youth)

Sangsan is an Ethnic minority and Indigenous LBTQ feminist led organisation. We empower indigenous women, girls and young LBTQ. We work on structural change. We believe in advancing women’s rights and SOGIESC (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics) rights are a foundation of development Justice.