Specialising in high-quality, hand-stitched bed covers, baby quilts, accessories and giftware, Mekong Quilts' products are handmade by rural women from Vietnam and Cambodia. The company's profits enable women to remain in their communities to care for their families. Additional proceeds are distributed through their NGO, Mekong Plus, to raise the quality of life in these remote areas. There are three Mekong Quilts locations in Hanoi. The company also operates in Ho Chi Minh City.
Quilting is labour intensive and requires minimum investment; a perfect employment activity. HCMC-based dentist Thanh Truong recognised these qualities and through her passion for quilts, began Mekong Quilts with just 35 women. The first quilts were sold in friends' homes. Today there are seven shops and over 340 women in full time employment. The quilters receive training, a fair wage and other benefits and work in a safe and comfortable environment.