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.
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
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
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
I don’t often post about work-related topics on this blog – but every now and then, my two worlds collide. Last week I was lucky enough to travel to Nakorn Pathom Province in Thailand for… Read More
This article was originally published by The Kindcraft There’s no English word for Morrison Polkinghorne’s chosen craft. When the Sydney-native first started making tassels, bullion fringing, and ornamental rope – a pursuit known collectively… Read More
Koh Dach, otherwise known as Silk Island, is just a short drive from Phnom Penh. Famed for its small-scale sericulture and rich tradition of silk weaving, I was lucky enough to visit the island this… Read More
There are stories contained within the folds of a Hmong skirt, delicately painted with wax and lovingly embroidered for a special occasion years ago. Hmong costume is amongst the most vibrant and decadent in all… Read More