The very best souvenir and gift shops in Hanoi.
Inside the Hanoi studio and shop of one of my favourite sustainable fashion brands.
Everything you need to know about visiting Vietnam’s biggest and brightest ethnic market.
An authentic homestay experience in Ta Van village, less than 45 minutes’ drive from Sapa town.
Forget the mass-produced knickknacks! This guide to independent Tbilisi gift shops shows you where to find the best handmade, authentic and traditional Tbilisi souvenirs. Like most capital cities these days, Tbilisi is overflowing with… Read More
Trekking, homestays and an authentic cultural experience in Hoa Binh Province, Northern Vietnam.
If you’re an admirer of traditional textiles, crafts and handmade objects, you’ll find travelling in the Trans-Caucasus countries (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) a real treat. Carpets, tapestries, silks, embroidery and blockprinted cloth are all part… Read More
Interested in the history and culture of Azerbaijan carpet weaving? Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Quba and the Qadim Quba carpet-making workshop as a day trip from Baku. A version of… Read More
The krama is Cambodia’s most ubiquitous textile. Traditionally a long, wide piece of cotton, krama are usually woven with a simple two-tone palette, where warp and weft interlock to create a gingham pattern. A krama… Read More
Thought to have been introduced from Northern India during Angkorian times, Assamese Muga ‘Golden’ Silk was once a thriving industry in Cambodia. Golden threads were traditionally woven into luxurious sampot chang kben to dress the… Read More
I’m always looking for opportunities to give back while I’m travelling. It’s not exactly hard to do in Cambodia – a country with one of the highest NGO-to-citizen rates in the world, where social enterprises… Read More
Paul Gill and Siphen Meas are two names you often hear associated with the revival of loom weaving in Cambodia. Pinning down the origins of their partnership and the various businesses they are both involved… Read More