Aug 12, 2022
Bold handwoven patterns by Ock Pop Tok
Home Textiles from Laos at Maison & Objet
At Maison & Objet September 8-12, 2022 Ock Pop Tok presents a range of home textiles that is modern and fresh. The bold, handwoven patterns are based on traditional motifs seen in sinh - skirts from Laos. Rugs, throws, cushion covers and a range of scarves are hand woven using various intricate techniques.
Made by producer groups
The range of rugs and cushion covers is made by artisans of the Tai Lue community, a group of weavers Ock Pop Tok has worked with for many years. The group is specialized in the interlocking tapestry technique; the weaving skills are passed down generations. The home textiles range is made of handspun cotton that is dyed by hand using AZO free dyes in a range of fresh, contemporary colours. Ock Pop Tok’s design team has developed this range for the European market after extensive market research and product development.
Handwoven in the Living Crafts Centre
Ock Pop Tok is also launching a handwoven range that makes use of cotton coloured with natural dyes, in beautiful shades. The striped throws are finished with a bold running stitch. These products are manufactured in Ock Pop Tok’s own production space – the Living Crafts Centre. They employ about 50 weavers in Luang Prabang, a stunning town in the North of Laos. They also work with artisan communities all over the country.
Being a social enterprise, Ock Pop Tok has over 20 years of experience in developing, producing and exporting textiles. They produce to order, from their collection or a custom design, and can handle smaller runs as well as medium sized volumes. Their minimum order value is € 1000 and they ship by air. With their new collection, they are targeting professional buyers in the European market.
Ock Pop Tok will exhibit at Maison & Objet in Hall 5A Unique & Eclectic stand S82 in Parc des Expositions in Paris France from September 8-12, 2022. The Ock Pop Tok team will be present to show buyers their new collection, and discuss collaboration and customization options. The collection can also be found on M&O’s MOM platform. New collections from exporters from Cambodia, Bangladesh and Indonesia can also be found in this CBI booth.
The Centre for the promotion of Imports from Developing Counties, is running an export development programme in Laos. Irene is leading the Home Textiles programme and is coaching 11 small and medium sized entreprises in export marketing. CBI has already done a lot of groundwork in Laos, both in the sector as well as on company level. Special focus will be on productivity and distribution options.