The Lao Handicraft Association, the peak body representing handicraft artisan in Laos, was established as a non-profit organisation on April 1st 1998. It operates in Vientiane under the supervision of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Offices of the LHA are located in five provinces of Laos: Luang Prabhang, Xiengkhouang, Houaphan, Savannakhet and Champasak.
Snapshot of LHA membership in 2012
Approximately 73% of members come from Vientiane
25% of businesses are currently exporting products
Services to members
Workshops and seminars on business management, marketing and product development
The annual Lao Handicraft Festival.
Objectives of the LHA
Gather and preserve the handicraft
Bring small entrepreneurs toghether for collaborative opportunities of mutual benefit
Promote and develop
The products in term of quality
The number of members
The producers to strengthen theirs skills
Link and partenership between private and government organisation
Facilitate the entry to other market
Trade between Laos and overseas markets
Crafts and Souvenir
Mae phone (Mother Phone) silk shop at Taladsao (Morning Market) a big collection of Lao traditional skirt from everywhere in Laos, her silk was sent to Japan for an exhibition m ay time and lately her silk has participated in to exhibition of Lao arts and Culture in 2014 Ashiya city and well responding to many peoples.
Mae Phone also have variety of colourful scarps, very light and reasonable price for a great gifts idea.