Social enterprises in: women
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.

Mekong Quilts

Mekong Quilts

Since 2001, Mekong Quilts is a social enterprise acting for sustainable employment of under-privileged women in Vietnam and Cambodia, by creating high-quality products, respectful of the planet. Our clothes are made of natural linen or cotton, all our papier-maché products are 100% made of recycled newspaper, and we have a big collection of natural hand-braided water hyacinth bags. But one of our most original products in terms of material used, is the bamboo bike. As resistant as a bike made of steel but… natural!

Wat Than Artisans

Wat Than Artisans

Watthan Artisans Cambodia is a local social enterprise that has been established in 2004 as a showcase of talents for Cambodian disabled artisans.

Andara

Andara

ANDARA was established in December 2020. The name of this clothing brand, ANDARA , means the light of beauty. We named our business hoping that ANDARA will bring out the shine of women’s beauty by providing comfortable and stylish clothes.