Instead of employing workers individually and hiring people from other countries to manufacture the products, Danlao provides opportunities for a local family, a village and or a whole community which in one way alleviates the poverty in Laos especially in the rural provinces. Also, through this, Danlao aims to impress in the villagers’ hearts to love nature and to be proud of their own resources and crafts.

Rattan and bamboo forest in Bolikhamxay Province ©Phoumsavath Khammixay
Bread basket by community production at Poungpatao Village. © Manivone Keobounthan
Danlao worker- Danlao employs some handicapped workers in the factory and giving them a chance to be professionally equal with others. Danlao owner gives more attention to support retired persons and handicapped employees. © Sitthideth Ngeuanboubpha
Easter basket by community production at Thaveng village. © Bounheuang Khampha
Rattan-Bamboo training for basketry session at Thaveng Village organized by Lao Handicraft Association, led by  Mr Taliboun Rattanavong, supported by WWF-Laos. © Sitthideth Ngeuanboubpha
 

Process

Rattan enrichment at FSC rattan forest by villagers. © Santi Sayarath
Harvesting of rattan at a village, technical support by FSRC “Forest Science Research Center”. ©  Bansa Thammavong
Sun-drying of rattan canes in Danlao factory yard. © Sitthideth Ngeuanboubpha
Cleaning of rattan canes by young hard-working women in the factory –an important process. © Sitthideth Ngeuanboubpha
Easter basket by community production at Thaveng Village. © Bounheuang Khampha
Rattan-Bamboo training for basketry and furniture sessions at Thaveng Village, it is the result of training organized by Lao Handicraft Association, led by  Mr Taliboun Rattanavong, supported by WWF-Laos. © Sitthideth Ngeuanboubpha


Proudly Hand-made Products

Rattan-Bamboo training for basketry and furniture sessions at Thaveng Village, it is the result of training organized by Lao Handicraft Association, led by  Mr Taliboun Rattanavong, supported by WWF-Laos. © Sitthideth Ngeuanboubpha
Rattan-Bamboo training for basketry session at Thaveng Village organized by Lao Handicraft Association, led by  Mr Taliboun Rattanavong, supported by WWF-Laos. © Sitthideth Ngeuanboubpha
The production of rattan furniture at Danlao. © Sitthideth Ngeuanboubpha

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