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“If you want a present to take home, come here” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reaching Out Arts and Crafts

Reaching Out Arts and Crafts
Ranked #8 of 404 Shopping in Hoi An
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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.
Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“If you want a present to take home, come here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reaching out is a charity that supports people with disabilities. You can watch the people working at the back of the shop. They are very skilled and do intricate work. It is exciting to then go into the shop and buy items that you saw being made. The items are high quality and reasonably priced. My granddaughter loved the monkey and we also purchased some hanging photo frames made of fabric. They are beautiful and so well made. Please go they deserve loads of support.

Visited February 2017
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Thank Christine A
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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review, 1 week ago
We always love to hear from customers who have enjoyed visiting our social enterprise and found some gifts to delight friends​ back home ...or themselves!!!
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“Beautifully made products”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went many times and each time we saw something more beautiful than the last visit and bought a number of items. They are not souvenirs they are items of high class and ones that will always remind one of Hoi An when you use them. Staff in the store very helpful and friendly. Great to help the skilled craftsmen and women by bringing such lovely gifts home. Don't forget to go upstairs the items there, table runners, table cloths, place mats, silk robes just beautiful.

Visited March 2017
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Thank Fitzy700
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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the hint about visiting the upstairs showroom. Many people miss seeing these exquisite fabric items.
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“Neat concept”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful concept, the workshop workers despite their misfortunes in life make the most beautiful items, well worth the look

Visited September 2016
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Thank Brian B
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jothvn, Volunteer at Reaching Out Arts and Crafts, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the positive feedback about our "most beautiful items".

Our artisans are justifiably proud of their work.
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“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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Thank AsiaphileLondon
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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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