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The social protection center Thuận Hòa, later known as Hoa Ban +, is where women who are poor and/or disabled from the Mai Châu district receive vocational training to hold creative jobs in the art of crafting (textiles, garments, embroidery). Since...more
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Ban Lac 2, Chieng Chau Commune, Mai Chau 15000, Vietnam
I endeavour to find social enterprises that give back to the community when I travel, if I can. I don't spend a lot on 'souvenirs' but prefer to have things that are guaranteed as locally made and - better still - that contribute to the...More
We were very pleased to be able purchase handmade woven goods (beautiful table runner and a pillow case) from this workshop where we could see the women working and also know that this was providing a job to women who were disabled or had difficult...More
The Mai Chau Valley over recent years has developed a thriving eco-homestay business for the ethnic minority White Tai and Black Tai who settled this area about 400 years ago.
As you walk or bicycle around you will find many open-faced shops (people's houses, actually)...More
Hoa Ban Plus sells a range of stylish handicrafts made and sold by local women living with a disability. As this shop is located further out than Lac village or Pom Coong village it takes a bit more effort to locate. Worth visiting to source...More
Why I would choose to visit this shop for some souvenir shopping above any of the others in Mai Chau is because every item has a special story behind it. All the products are locally crafted and hand made by disabled women. This opportunity enables...More
I saw almost all souvenir shops in Mai Chau (Lac1& Lac2) and this shop was the best one with high quality, sophisticated design.
I talked with the owner (Ms. Thuan) and am so impressed with the reason why she established this shop. We looked around...More
Visited in April 2016, one day tour from Hanoi.
During my cycling in the rice fields, I found this factory, and realized that handicapped ladies were making gently the beautiful cloth. The staff was very friendly, and showed us around the factory. I bought the...More
Hoa Ban plus is located in Mai Chau, 4 hours to get there from Hanoi city by bus.
Surrounded by gentle mountains and paddy field, you will recover yourself from busy life.
Hoa Ban plus is originally founded for women who have difficulty make a...More
Ethnic minority women, including handicapped women, are making traditional handmade products.
The products are sophisticated and suitable as gifts.
Ms. Thuan, who manages this factory and shop, is famous for her weaving skill countrywide. She is invited to Germany for her achievements in this shop....More