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Thit Home Decor
Myanmar

Participant at
MAISON&OBJET 2022 PARIS
Profile

We are a medium sized family business with long term experience in wood working, producing a variety of furniture, floorings, doors, and home decorations for (semi) customized production and developed a very small home décor collection ready for retail.

We combine hand-made techniques with special tools and machines, using a large variety of local wood types, e.g. the most beautiful teak and rain tree wood.

Export licenses for wooden products can only be acquired, if the wood is proven from traceable sources in Myanmar. We offer a couple of natural finishing materials.

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Myanmar Yun
Myanmar

Profile

Bagan, the heart of pagodas & temples, also of very exclusive quality artwork: Yun.

Home décor is handmade of wickerwork, followed by a huge amount of layers of natural wood resin coming from a special local tree. Tree sap is tapped for limited time to not harm the tree. Surfaces are engraved, incisions filled with colors. Styles were derived from several Jataka stories of Buddha, nowadays created in traditional & contemporized versions.

Since ’86 Ever Stand has trained many artisans, preserving ancient techniques, contributing to local community development.

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Sone Tu
Myanmar

Profile

SONE-TU is a social enterprise producing handwoven textiles made of handspun or machine spun cotton. Our throws, cushion covers, blankets, bedspreads, and scarves are handwoven on traditional looms by Chin women living in Rakhine state.

Concept

SONE-TU focuses on respect for people and culture. We provide Chin people with education and job opportunities to become economically independent and preserve their traditional cultural heritage. Many traditional Chin patterns are incorporated into textiles designed by Mai Ni Ni.

We teach Chin women weaving skills and create jobs for them to earn a fair wage. Wider community support is provided by enabling Chin children from remote areas to attend school while receiving food, housing, and tuition support.

Where to buy

Our London office keeps stock of products that we will soon present on our webshop for retailers. Importers can also buy from stock in Yangon.

Passa Paa

Passa Paa
Laos

Profile

Passa Paa creates beautiful handcrafted cushion covers for home interiors. With our studio based in Laos we work alongside hand-stitch applique artisans and handwoven hemp producers resulting in high quality unique textiles appealing to the global consumer. We combine traditional techniques with our contemporary textile screen print designs which we print in house.

Our products each have a story to tell, of crafts passed from generation to generation. We are committed to working within fair trade principles and supporting our community of skilled crafts people to enable their skills to grow and thrive for many years to come.

Her Works

Her Works
Laos

Profile

Her Works showcases the beauty of handicrafts made by women in Laos. The word “HER” emphasizes the hard work of women behind our production process. They harvest, spin and dye natural fibers to weave textiles.

Our home collection integrates contemporary design and unique traditional handicraft skills of Lao ethnic women. We encourage ethical living by using indigenous materials and handmade processes such as embroidery, weaving and hand-stitching.

Her Works is a woman-owned small enterprise based in Vientiane that wants to provide work and income to female producers from the many different ethnic groups in Laos.

Aranya Crafts

Aranya Crafts
Bangladesh

Profile

Established in 1990, Aranya Crafts works according to fair trade principles. Aranya is a philosophy, rooted in natural aesthetics and responsible living. Our mission is to manufacture high quality Fashion and Home Décor products using natural dyes, natural fibres, textiles and biodegradable materials.

We are dedicated to establishing the commercial viability of eco-friendly products as well as creating new opportunities for artisans and economically disadvantaged women. Aranya’s vision is to establish a sustainable fashion value chain where people, planet and profit are measured equally.

Artefact

Artefact
Bangladesh

Profile

Artefact is a socially responsible company that aims to promote Bangladeshi crafts in the international market. Inspired by the loveliness and elegance of the traditional crafts of rural Bangladesh, Artefact started working with artisans in 2009. Primarily to create a niche market for their crafts and support the artisans.

Artefact mixes the organic nature and traditional essence of rural craftsmanship with contemporary sophistication.

The products of Artefact include homes textiles, scarves and a wide variety of textile lamp shades, made with handloom fabrics.

Basha Boutique

Basha Boutique
Bangladesh

Profile

Basha Boutique’s high quality, artisan- made home textiles, Christmas décor and accessories reflect our love for the traditions of Bangladesh and provide a sustainable livelihood for women at risk and survivors of trafficking.

MANAVA

MANAVA
Cambodia

Profile

MANAVA is a responsible lifestyle brand in Cambodia whose goal is to create unique and high-quality hand-woven baskets, home and fashion accessories, while also empowering and supporting rural artisan Cambodian women with a sustainable future.

Ironworks

Ironworks
Cambodia

Profile

We are Ironworks, Cambodia. We produce fireplace accessories, candle holders and decorative accessories. All products are a combination of metalware and natural fibres such as rattan. We are bringing together the skills of our in-house metal team with the weaving skills of artisans in villages around the country. All products are functional and also tell a story about Khmer culture.

As a family business, we consider the producers in our workshop and in the villages part of our family. Both teams have been with us for quite long and we make sure of good working conditions, both in the factory and in the village workshops. The artisans in the villages feel appreciated because we pay them properly and help them to improve their skills and develop the community.

We are able to service any retail customers in Europe from the UK, to ensure fast delivery and suitable order volumes.