From the Village, For the Village
Ma Té Sai means “where is it from?” in Lao language. We select and co-create beautiful gifts, textiles and homewares handmade by people from villages across Laos. Some of our artisans are from remote and rural Laos, making traditional handicraft; some are farmers growing local produce; and some are disadvantaged, working in city centres, where they are developing new skills and a better life.
All are proud and happy to share their skills and traditions with you. we want you to share this connection with our artisans as much as we want to ensure them a fair and sustainable income.
Gift Cards Now Available & Online Shopping
Due to Covid19 our store in Luang Prabang is closed at this stage until 19 April, and we cannot mail orders until 4 May. Our store @TheGreenCollective.sg in Funan Mall, Singapore is closed until June. So if you would like to help artisans of Laos during this time feel free to buy a gift card, then you can use at anytime!
2nd & 3rd May is a Tribute to Mothers - Online Shopping Special for Mother's Day. Great prizes to won and specials for our Singapore friends. Register below:
These soft and light ombré scarves arrived days before we went into lockdown. Sometimes that is the way with a specific order, this one took 4 months! But they are very special, with exquisite natural dye colours.
Planning to visit Luang Prabang?
Luang Prabang has been relatively unscathed by Covid19. 3 cases were reported, 0 deaths and a lock down until 3 May. Although the Lao borders are not open when they do we hope you will consider Luang Prabang as a safe destination.
- For authentic touring and Mekong splendour go with our sister company www.bananaboatlaos.com
- The best maps available for the area are on www.hobomaps.com
- Want to donate items? We always take readers (reading glasses) to our of weavers, embroiderers, to help with their eyesight.
Grades from 1.5 -2.5 are welcome. We also take educational items such as Big Brother Mouse books and stationary to remote schools so you can also donate these items, we can purchase on your behalf and give you a receipt.
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