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TAMAY & ME

Sustainable fashion brand

(Vietnam / UK)

Entirely handmade, organic, sustainable, natural dyed and embroidered slow fashion staples made by village artisans in northern Vietnam. Mountain Threads works with Tamay & Me on the ground in Vietnam, developing new product ranges in partnership with local textile makers.

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SAPA O’CHAU

Travel Social Enterprise

(Sapa, Vietnam)

Mountain Threads has had a close relationship with this internationally award-winning social enterprise for many years, and is proud to partner with them on all textile tours. Founded by Shu Tan, a local Hmong woman who’d had limited education and dreamed of bigger things for her people, Sapa O’Chau now employs dozens of ethnic minority guides, supports numerous family-run village homestays, and offers education and work opportunities to marginalized young people.

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INDIGO SNAIL BOUTIQUE HMONG HOMESTAY

Family-run homestay 

(Ta Van village, Sapa, Vietnam)

This beautiful, textile-rich family home is Lucy’s base whenever she is in Vietnam. A range of private bungalows, rooms and dorm accommodation is available.

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