Papillon Noir Nature

Nature, simplicity and butterflies are the source of Uyen’s creative inspiration. Papillon Noir’s unique designs and color techniques are the hallmarks of this elegant and funky shop in the Old Quarter. All collections are ready-to-wear, hand made and hand painted, using pure silks, soft linens and natural pigments. Uyen blends traditional techniques from around the world, generating a natural beauty and style that speaks to the artist inside all of us. Papillon Noir is socially responsible, training marginalised people to gain meaningful employment in the fashion industry.


Metiseko - Organic Lifestyle

Bringing a Western sensibility to Asian design, Metiseko creates playful prints inspired by the Vietnamese way of life to collections for the home, kitchen and wardrobe. Every design tells a story without being overpowering, and won't seem out of place after you take it home.

All products are certified organic from growing through to manufacture, with each step of the process scrutinised for its environmental and social impact.

Metiseko's handmade quilts are a perfect blend of comfort and quality, and its 'eco chic' clothing exudes a simple yet sensual style.

Metiseko also has store in Hanoi.


Ginkgo T-Shirts Hoi An

Ginkgo now has four locations across the country. In addition to their Hoi An branch, they also have shops in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Nha Trang. They have been trading from their Ho Chi Minh City store since 2007, and as their designs caught on, they opened up other unique shops around the country. They source high quality materials from countries such as India, Thailand and Bangladesh. This is then brought into Vietnam where local craftspeople dye, cut, print, embroider and sew the clothing.

In addition to being vendors of highly fashionable items such as t-shirts for men and women, they have a very good record for ethical and fair trading. In fact they will not partner with any other company that does not share their views about such matters. The designs are quirky and catch the eye, from effective uses of the star from the Vietnamese flag to images of tangled telephone lines. For high quality, trendy clothing get along to Ginkgo’s Hoi An shop.



Presenting a unique collection of funky fashion, avAna sells only handmade, high quality and locally produced clothing. If their wide selection of premade outfits doesn’t grab you, the opportunity to pick a fabric and design surely will. Every size will find the right fit and every piece can be redone. Walk out with a complete wardrobe, accessories included.