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Offer: New video: Weaving Organic Bamboo Baskets in Laos


I have posted a new video on TAMMACHAT Natural Textile's YouTube Channel: "Weaving Organic Bamboo Baskets in Laos." Helping sustain villages in rural Laos. Comments welcome. Subscribe to see more videos.

Join us on a tour of a village in Vientiane Province, Laos, home to a 250-member basket weaving group. Working with the support of Saoban, which helps village groups market their crafts, men in the village harvest bamboo sustainably from nearby forests. Women then skillfully weave the peeled skin of bamboo into handwoven baskets for many uses, bringing much-needed income to this village. Buy handbags made from these baskets, fairly traded by TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles at

In fair trade,
Ellen Agger
TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles



LauraB's picture

Beautiful video

so well done, showing the process and women who make the bamboo baskets in Laos. Did you take the photos and make the video? I loved seeing this process and think this is also a great marketing tool.

May those beautiful purses fly out the door.

warm wishes,

tammachat's picture

Thank you!

Thanks for your enthusiasm, LauraB! Yes, I took those photos (and all the ones on our website at I also made the video, which started life as a PowerPoint presentation and I converted it to an .mp4 file for YouTube. I wanted to put music with it, but didn't have time to search out appropriate music. I did use traditional Lao music on my other video, "Slow Fashion - Fair Trade" (also on TAMMACHAT's YouTube Channel at and I think it helps set the tone.

I have some great footage of the entire process of working with organic cotton from our last trip. That's next!

All these videos help us tell the story behind the work we sell in our fair trade social enterprise. Without these stories, it's hard for people to understand just how much work goes into making the pieces of textile art.


TAMMACHAT Natural Textiles
handwoven beauty ~ fairly traded

Ellen Agger & Alleson Kase
Mahone Bay, NS Canada

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