The Beat - A pulse on our findings and adventures — Lanten

The Making of our Summer Capsule Collection

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The Making of our Summer Capsule Collection
Designed in 2020 with support from projects and the luxury of time during the pandemic,our summer capsule is a collaboration over two villages. Working from their traditions, and with our support in training, it is a true village production, for any nationality of customer.

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Unleashing Creativity in Luang Namtha

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Unleashing Creativity in Luang Namtha

This  year Ma Te Sai has embarked on it's second sewing skills program with village artisans. We have 20 trainees from 6 different ethnic groups and villages in the Luang Namtha area, in remote Northern Laos.
Why do we train women to sew? It lets us follow our mission; a mission to work with women in remote areas and create finished products in their villages to earn a better living. But what we actually get in return is so much more, let me tell you how much more. 

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Paper Making Season in Luang Namtha with the Lanten

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Paper Making Season in Luang Namtha with the Lanten
February in Luang Namtha province is “paper making season”.  The Lanten people make bamboo paper for three months during the dry season.  Made for their own ceremonial use, they also sell it to Hmong people. 

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