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Reaching Out Arts and Crafts

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Address: #103 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str., Hoi An 84510, Vietnam
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+84 510 3910 168
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Reaching Out is a social enterprise, training and employing persons with...

Reaching Out is a social enterprise, training and employing persons with disabilities. Our artisans create beautiful gifts of high quality from tea ware patterned after that used by the Imperial family in Hue to elegant table ware and bedspreads of colourful silks. Our silver jewellery is designed in-house by our staff and made right on the premises. Customers are invited to visit the workshop which is right behind the retail store to watch how their purchases have been made.

Our staff are willing to answer your questions and of course can tell you the details of the processes by which your gifts are crafted.

They will also proudly show you to our Tea House, where you can experience a cup of coffee or tea, served in the traditional Vietnamese manner by our speech and hearing impaired staff.

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Lovely items and a worthwhile cause

A great place to pick up different gifts and items which are beautifully made. The staff in the store are amazingly helpful and friendly. Buying something here is a contribution... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to pick up different gifts and items which are beautifully made. The staff in the store are amazingly helpful and friendly. Buying something here is a contribution to a truly brilliant social enterprise. We kept going back to see what was new (also, it must be said, to try and see their amazingly cute adopted kitten :-))

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

"A truly brilliant social enterprise"....nice to hear. Thank you. More 

kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this shop so much I visited everyday I was in Hoi An. The items for sale are all different and it's nice to see well crafted items in this non-profit making organization. The staff are very welcoming especially the small lady with the big smile. She encourages you to buy but in a sincere way so you don't... More 

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

So nice to hear that you returned daily to Reaching Out. We are very proud of our quality merchandise and Ni (your smiling server, who has been with us for many years) is a knowledgeable sales person with great respect for the work that her partners do in the workshop. More 

San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I adore this shop for its wide variety of unique items for home and fashion, for its excellent prices, and importantly that it's a nonprofit. A win-win-win for everyone.

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

We use the expression win-win a lot in our planning sessions...it is a critical criteria in our decision making!!! And we include all of our customers and suppliers! More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little treasure trove Hand made on The premises I got a nice set of Sterling silver cuff links Several designs available All or most of the staff have special needs and are not intrusive Great tea sets and matching cups etc A nice selection Please support We will be back

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We look forward to your return! More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prices are quoted in dollars. I asked to pay in dong. The exchange rate given was very poor. If the shop did not support disabled people, I would have complained. The products are high quality and the prices reflect that.

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

We are sorry that our exchange rate disappointed you. We use the same rate as Vietcom bank and thus feel that it is fair. Thank you for acknowledging the quality of our products​. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We always visit Reaching Out Arts and Crafts as their showroom is full of really lovely and beautifully made things which are tasteful as well. Of course you can go out the back and watch the artisans working on their special pieces but the lovely architecture in the premises is also very special. The quality of the things on sale... More 

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Hello Sue. Repeat customers are a strength for Reaching Out and we really appreciate your return visits. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Everything about this store is amazing! The team produce some amazing product lines that are hard to say no to! We walked in for a second time looking for a particular item and each walked out with multiple items! Detail in workmanship is very hard to come by but this store has it in spades!

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your enthusiastic review! More 

Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was so pleased to see good quality craft work. I purchased sliver earrings. you can watch the people make magic with their hands. first grade work.

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Enjoy your earrings and happy memories of Reaching Out and Hoi An. More 

Catalonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Beautiful crafts and a chance to see the people with various special needs work on them in one of the old houses of Hoi An.

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thank you for letting Trip Advisor readers know about our shop. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The unique items you see or buy at the Reaching Out give the gift of opportunity to skilled artisans. Established in 2000, this store operates on fair trade principles offering training and meaningful work for persons with disabilities.

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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review

Thanks Ralf! More 

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