TaiBaan Crafts

Opened in 2011 as Saoban, the recently rebranded TaiBaan supports diverse ethnicities from more than 15 village crafts groups across 10 Lao provinces. When you buy from TaiBaan Crafts, a World Fair Trade Organization member, you provide employment and training for the artisans, and the profits stay in the village. At TaiBaan’s Vientiane shop, you’ll find more than 70 different items made from silk, cotton, bamboo, hemp, silver, and recycled bomb shrapnel. The product range features bags and baskets, clothing and accessories, items for the home, and textiles and fabric. Mail order purchases are available.