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How our products are made

Updated: Apr 16

Every product has its own history is what truly applied with our products, those you have been seeing or looking at right now. In order to give you a better understanding about what is standing behind them,we would like to proudly walk you through this exciting journey to learn about how our products are made and hopefully after having a closer look, you will grow more appreciation, love and care for each little item you consider to bring home.


All our products are belonging to the project “Restore, promote traditional weaving villages toward sustainable production and empower minority women”, they therefore appear not as just a regular product but also hold a beautiful story behind. With our mission and goals to support these minority villages and women to reach out farther to the world so you would know, in a small corner of the world, there are these dedicated, hardworking women who commit themselves into each tune of the shuttle going back and forth on the looms to deliver the highest quality of handmade products.

First is the mulberry farming process that made beautiful raw silk threads. These yarns come directly from locals in the villages who live just by the farm and taking care of the silkworms since they are just as tiny as a small ant until they grow up turn into a moth and fly away, leaving behind the cocoon that would later to be processed into raw yarns.


Mulberry farm on the mountains of Mai Chau- Hoa Binh

Feeding the silkworm with fresh chopped mulberry leave

When the raw fibers are ready and processed, they will be brought to the factory nearby so the workers could start the dyeing process using 100% natural ingredients from surrounding forest, farms such as Yam roots, Turmeric, Herbal leaves etc.… These raw yarns will be soaked deeply in either boiling water of the Yam roots or the juice from smashing the Turmeric to absorb all colors and later to become those beautiful, colorful yarns.


Smashing Turmeric to get the juice for dyeing

Dyeing raw yarns by soaking them into Turmeric juice

hanging up raw yarns and fabrics after being dyed

Before being used as the threads for weaving, the workers need to go through one of the most complicated processes is to spin the thread by the wheel and set up the wanted designs for the looms. This traditional technique has been passed through generations of minority people so they would know exactly how to arrange the warp(vertical threads) to later insert the weft threads from weaving to make different designs.


Spinning the threads by the most traditional hand method

Setting up the warp threads for the looms

Those beautiful yarns will be continued the journey to be transferred into something even more beautiful under the skillful hands of the artisans who could not mind sitting for hours by the looms, patiently focus on each tune of the shuttle going back and forth to create those amazing patterned fabrics. They work with passion, dreams and hope to bring these beautiful handcrafts to people who find the values and truly appreciated it.


Working on the loom as a joy and daily work of these minority women

Hardworking, dedicated, passionate women working on the looms

And now in the end of the journey when you are getting closer, many beautiful weavings patterned were just created like that to later to be continued to become different products. What made them the most unique is because they are produced in the most sustainable, slow process with 100% hand labor involved. Our design, product development, cutting, sewing departments coordinate to find the most suitable ideas of products to be able deliver to your ones with timeless and high values. We strike to improve everyday to create more artworks and it is our mission to be here, to present our items in some small parts of your daily, enjoyable living.


Handbag made from 100% hand weaving fabric



Kitchen Gloves made from 100% hand weaving fabric



Baby bibs made from 100% natural dyed and had weaving fabric

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A project of KIBV(Keep It Beautiful Vietnam) aims to empower the women & girls in minority weaving villages in Vietnam. This is also a platform to promote  sustainable textile fabrics and products with high quality, environmental and social values.

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