Indigo Lion Global Handmade is a social enterprise
inspired by the beautiful conversations
we have when we hold handmade craft in our hands
Discover ethically-sourced handmade textile accessories and home accents from Laos. Explore the meaningful connections around handmade craft, and the unfolding stories we all share.
We scout and curate ethically sourced
handmade Items for you.
We have developed strong relationships in Laos with artisan enterprises and weavers. Our partners share our fair trade values – sustainability, environmental respect, women’s empowerment and cultural integrity.
Annual buying trips to Laos allow us to collect the best of ethically-sourced handmade textile accessories and home accents. We deepen our relationships with our partners and weavers and discover new ones. We continually scout for new creations, bringing you a meaningful collection each spring and fall to discover a range of innovative takes on traditional designs.
We listen to the voices of our partners and the weavers we work with. We document and collect these stories to provide rich context of the villages, cultures, materials and processes behind each handmade product we sell in our online Shop and Traveling Boutique.
We curate beautiful conversations together.
Handmade craft brings people together through unfolding stories – from the weavers who make it, to the enterprises supporting their work, to us showcasing it, and finally to you, enthusiasts of handmade. We each play our part in how handmade craft matters and inspires.
How a chutney-colored Tai Lue cotton scarf reminded someone of the street-food vendors in Mumbai. How a Phu Tai indigo ikat wrap took someone back to her childhood in Savannakhet in the early 70s. How a Hmong embroidered necklace recalled someone living in Laos 14 years ago. These and many more are the unfolding stories and is at the heart of curating beautiful conversations.
Indigo Lion collects these stories and shares them on our blog, The Handmade Chronicle, on Instagram, and in our book, Curating Beautiful Conversations, so you can engage with handmade craft more deeply. And when we return to Laos each year, we share with weavers and our partners your stories, so they can see how what they’re doing matters.
Meet us along the way at our Traveling Boutique and Conversations + Creativity happenings. Discover unique items preserving cultural integrity and traditional designs. And share your story with us in curating beautiful conversations.