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.
Ock Pop Tok (East meets West in Lao) was founded by women and is run by women for the women of Laos. We started small and have kept innovating over the years mixing our eastern traditions with our western flair. Our most valuable assets remain our people. We share the same will to keep the textile traditions of Laos alive and thriving.
Wine Haus Laos specialises in natural wines in Laos (and now Bangkok).