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Review of Craft-Link

Craft-Link
Ranked #12 of 268 Shopping in Hanoi
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Owner description: Vietnam Handmade Shop
Reviewed 28 August 2016

These are 2 shops, across the street from one another, that have the best, most interesting, and the most gratifying handicrafts in Ha Noi. While the selection by no means includes everything that is available in the city, the products are well made and are accompanied by brochures from the respective tribe-makers.There are all kinds of crafts at, really, ridiculously, low prices. You won't find the monotonous "ceramics" here that are available at Bat Trang. Not to criticize, because it's nice, but it's all the same and the union controls the prices; bargaining is very limited. Craft-Link gives back to its artisans. This is a place that feels good in many ways.

Thank james p
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"fair trade"
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"non profit"
in 6 reviews
"quality gifts"
in 3 reviews
"buy gifts"
in 3 reviews
"lovely crafts"
in 2 reviews
"gift shopping"
in 2 reviews
"great store"
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"pillow cases"
in 2 reviews
"old quarter"
in 11 reviews
"scarves"
in 22 reviews
"koto"
in 11 reviews
"artisan"
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"literature"
in 27 reviews
"lacquerware"
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"temple"
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well made, high quality Vietnamese handicraft products in their 2 stores (which are nearby each other and right in front of the Temple of Literature, so very easy to find). These are not products from state owned factories, but rather come from the original handicraft producers. This is a non profit organization which helps marginalized/poor communities not only market their products, but also provides training in quality control, marketing, price setting, etc.

1  Thank TirsoBarbaraLara
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This small shop over two floors is stuffed with tempting items to buy.mall of these are made by craftspeople in remote or rural areas of the country. There are leaflets with information on the people, and the craft. There were huge numbers of bags, scarves and toys, with smaller items such as notebooks, key rings and cards.
A few doors down is a second shop with larger household items, which we did not have time to visit, happily for the state of my bank balance!

Thank serenadawson
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

If you can spare a few coins, then pop past this fair trade shop in Hanoi. It is across from the temple of literature.

It has a huge range of fair trade products and this goes back into worthy organisations to support the ones that need it most.

Once you are done here, head back to Koto for a coffee to support street kids and getting them a leg up in this world.

Thank Karl L
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing shop - well two amazing shops actually!

The first we visited was full of beautiful silks, bags, scarves, and plenty of stunning little items that would make perfect gifts of our travels.

The second was focused more on homewares - dining settings, table runners, etc. we bought a number of beautiful vases.

All of the products are fair trade and help create sustainable industry, and they are all so beautiful and delicate.

Have fallen in love with this shop - and am repackaged suitcase to see if I can wrangle some more space for a few more items!

A must visit - along with the Temple of Literature and KOTO cafe

1  Thank Dan B
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