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“Lovely items and a worthwhile cause” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reaching Out Arts and Crafts

Reaching Out Arts and Crafts
Ranked #8 of 404 Shopping in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
London
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lovely items and a worthwhile cause”
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 :-))

Visited March 2017
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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
"A truly brilliant social enterprise"....nice to hear. Thank you.
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“Visited Daily when in Hoi An”
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 feel hassled. She's a credit to the store. I bought a gorgeous pair of earrings and she mentioned about the matching necklace. Very shrewd.

Visited March 2017
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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“My favorite shop in Hoi An”
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.

Visited March 2017
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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
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!
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“Beautiful hand made Gifts a pleasure to support ”
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

Visited February 2017
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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the review. We look forward to your return!
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“Still beautiful craftware but..”
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.

Visited February 2017
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Thank Roland D
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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
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​.
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