During our 10 years of living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we saw the need to help local friends find that little extra cash to help them make ends meet. These were hard working and creative locals who needed a platform to showcase there handmade works.
Our pricing takes into consideration fair pricing, not trying to bargain them down. I know the high volume manufacturing processes and the pricing margins. We believe in slow fashion, and where possible be considerate of the environment. Once all materials and labour costs are counted, we add the small profit margin to help run the platform.
For me, it’s more about being able to share these little treasure, and for our local friends, it’s a way to help them make ends meet. It is a long term project running since 2013, and my dream would be to help this little shop be able to make a living for these local friends we call family.
Now back in Australia, expenses are greater than the life we lived in Vietnam. But, we do what we can to keep things simple, and still share in the greatest volunteer work ever, whilst in the little bits of spare time curating creative works of these dear friends.
We hope you like what we have to offer, and we love sending your happy mail.
Lien & Friends
Tropical Creations Asia