Water hyacinth eco-shopper
Hand-woven in Southern Vietnam using water hyacinth. Water hyacinth is an invasive species in South East Asia and is therefore perfect as a sustainable material. Using traditional basket weaving techniques, the artisans use contemporary designs to create beautiful bags
Clean by hand only
Founded in 2001, with only 35 quilters, Mekong Quilts is a non-profit organisation based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Only the best quality materials are used. The quilters are women from poor rural communities who are taught the skills necessary in order for them to earn an income from sustainable employment requiring minimal investment and easily learned skills. Today Mekong Quilts employs over 340 women who no longer have to work in the fields to survive. All profits are reinvested into the communities.