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Saoban

97/1 Chao Anou Rd | Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Laos
+856 20 77 839 152
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Great Lao Handicrafts !

Saoban is really worth a visit if you want a high quality product to take home with you from Laos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sirmoor22
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Hong Kong, China
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Great little store with a good cause

Great store with amazing products made by special people. Some of the prices are higher than in... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
JCRtraveller
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Saoban is a fair trade business and a retail outlet for more than 300 village artisans. When you buy from Saoban, you provide employment and training for the artisan, and the profits stay in the village communities. Products include hand woven silk and cotton textiles using natural dyes, indigo ikat textiles, bamboo wares, silver jewellery, bags and accessories.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fair trade” (12 reviews)
“silver ring” (2 reviews)
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97/1 Chao Anou Rd | Chanthabouly District, Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saoban is really worth a visit if you want a high quality product to take home with you from Laos. Their handicrafts are all produced by women's groups in their villages and and the profits go back to the women themselves . The quality is...More

Thank Sirmoor22
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great store with amazing products made by special people. Some of the prices are higher than in other places and I do understand that these products benefit less fortunate people. Some products are very unique and the customer service e from the lady at the...More

Thank JCRtraveller
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I've looked around for a souvenir to take home that would remind me of my magical holiday in Laos. After looking through dozens of shops I found Saoban. They have beautiful items and I found a stunning silver ring. another reason why I decided to...More

Thank lfrauenstein
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This store featured products from local villages from all over Laos. The relationships made helps connect travelers with the goods created by artisans all over the hillsides. This has a widespread benefit for all those involved. Saoban is a responsibal partner and a legitamate vender...More

Thank ChiefRockband
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Lovely handcrafts made by local women with profits go to support disadvantaged communities. The design and quality are much better than those found in the night market. Excellent place to stock up on souvenirs in Vientiane.

Thank Live2EatAndTravel
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I've visited Saoban in both visits to Laos, and came home with beautiful handicrafts. The store is part of a nonprofit that supports rural women, and you can be sure the goods are authentic. It is expensive, so you might shop here and learn about...More

1  Thank Balsamroot
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Saoban is a great place to get some souveniers/presents to take back home from Laos. They have beautiful handcrafted products; silver, silk, scarfs, bags, jewellery made out of UXOs mm.. Saoban get all their great products from traditional artisans and try to create employment opportunities...More

Thank Butterflies22
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Saoban has a beautiful selection of scarves and other crafts that come from villages in rural Laos and ensures that the artisans receive a fair price for their work. Some products are made by people with disabilities, others by women who are exiting from prostitution....More

Thank bfvermont
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The shop owner works with many local fair trade organizations and village people to get their handicrafts for sale in order to help improve their living standard. Great products though a bit expensive.

Thank MissTangTang1221
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Beauty scarves and handicrafts. Especially unique are the items made out of UXOs (spoons, jewelry, pendants). I visited twice during my time in Laos, highly recommended.

Thank j73373
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