Tailors

Though Hoi An is where most travellers head to get their new wardrobe made, Hanoi offers a decent number of tailors for anyone on a tight schedule. Bring your favourite suit to get copied or a picture of the dress you've always wanted and get it made from scratch. You can even stop by the fabric market on Hanoi's Hom market in Pho Hue street to pick out your own material in advance. Agree on cost before you have any clothing tailored in Hanoi. You may net a slight discount through negotiation, but don't count on it. Men's suits average around USD100 to USD150.
 

You can specify details like buttons, thread colour and pockets. Quality of work is correlated to wait time. It's unreasonable to expect even the most skilled tailor in Hanoi to create a masterpiece in 24 hours! Double-check the material for quality, and in the case of silk, authenticity, before purchasing. Insist on more than two fittings to ensure the right fit. In addition to shirts, suits and dresses, Hanoi's tailors will create winter coats, wedding dresses and even traditional Vietnamese ao dais.

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Mekong Quilts Hanoi

Mekong Quilts is  a social enterprise specializing in high quality, hand crafted quilts  and accessories. The Indo-Chine inspired quilt range uses patchwork, piecing and intricate stitch detail to create a contemporary aesthetic. We use only the highest quality silks and cottons, along with beautiful vintage ethnic embroideries in our products.

Mekong Plus Hanoi

Our accessories range combines the use of sustainable and local raw materials such as bamboo, water hyacinth and papier-mache with traditional hand craftsmanship to create innovative designs such as Bamboo bikes and gift items.

Bamboo bikes Mekong Plus Hanoi

Mekong Quilts was established in 2001 as an income generation project under the umbrella of parent NGO, Mekong Plus. 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 the programme with just 35 women, selling the quilts ‘Tupperware style’.

Mekong Plus Hanoi

Today Mekong Quilts engages over 340 women in full time employment in communities northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Long My in the Mekong Delta and Rumdoul, Cambodia. All profits from products sold are returned to the villages both directly in the form of salaries, and indirectly in funding for community development projects.

 

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Hanoia House

Hanoia's haute lacquerware is known for its distinguished craftsmanship and sophisticated east meets west concept. While preserving the Vietnamese lacquer tradition, Hanoia invites you to discover ancient inspirations wrapped in contemporary colours, shapes, patterns and techniques. From high-end souvenirs, to luxury decorative objects and trendy jewellery, each Hanoia product is a genuine work of art. By utilising unique lacquer techniques, they have constructed a truly exclusive collection adored and cherished by people across the globe.

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