Reaching Out (or Hòa Nhập in Vietnamese which means Integration) is a Fair Trade shop selling high quality handicrafted products made by disabled artisans. This social business was established in 2000 by Le Nguyen Binh and his wife in the charming Hoi An city on the Central Coast of Vietnam.
The shop is based on Fair Trade principles giving a decent income (about 35% above the average wage for similar works) and working conditions to the employees and allowing them to be independent and integrated in society.
Today the workshop counts 70 employees in Hoi An and many other artisans from other cities and workshop in Vietnam.
The benefits are used for training to encourage disabled people to believe in their talent and creativity.
And the shop also uses a percentage of the profits to help other community projects.
The products are a mix of traditional Vietnamese culture and modern design made of high quality material and individually handcrafted. You can find and buy clothing and accessories, jewellery, ceramics, lacquer ware, stationary, toys and embroidery.
How you can help?
- Buy their crafts
- Visit their shop and workshop
- Create Retail Partnerships
- Tell a friend
- Sponsor a trainee
- Share new design ideas
- Bring your tour group for a visit
- Send letters to editors of tour guide books or submit articles for publication
- Be a connection between them and other artisans
- Be a connection between them and future partners
Come to this beautiful shop during your stay in Hoi An and buy a handmade souvenir for you or for others!
Or shop online here!
Reaching Out Shop / Hòa Nhập Handicrafts
103 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str.
(between Tan Ky Old House and Cargo Club Restaurant)
Hoi An, Vietnam