Monday, December 1, 2008

Travelling first to Laos

With the current political crisis in Thailand, we are even more dedicated to continuing our relationships with rural women's weaving groups there, who will be hard hit by the resultant economic fallout. But, until the situation becomes more stable in Thailand, we are happy to start our trip in Laos, visiting weavers and venturing into new areas of the country where some incredible weaving is done. Stay tuned later in December or early January for our first stories.

1 comment:

Bikeman said...

Welcome to Laos! I am in Vientiane; www.happyfarmers.com
I am interested in the eri silk - would like to help some villagers here in Laos to try it.
By the way, if you're interested in cotton products there is a village in Savannakhet (Lahanam) where they grow and weave cotton and use natural dyes including indigo. There is a lady with a shop in Vientiane that sells their products. They also have links with the Japanese market.