Discover Laos Through Textiles

“East Meets West”

Founded in 2000 by Englishwoman Joanna (Jo) Smith and Laotian Veomanee (Veo) Douangdala, Ock Pop Tok  or OPT to those ‘in the know’  has grown from a small shop selling only a few designs, to becoming one of the most important textile and artisanal institutions in all of Laos and South East Asia. Ock Pop Tok is now a team of over 78 employees. Meet the rest of the team here! 

Ock Pop Tok (meaning “East Meets West” in Lao) was founded on the principles of fair trade and sustainable business practices. The company was pioneering social business and ethical fashion before these terms were even a part of our cultural lexicon.

Experience For Yourself

Whether you have 30 minutes, 36 hours, want to try a class or simply have lunch at the Silk Road Café, we have something unique for you to experience while in Luang Prabang! Take our free guided tour, stroll through our gardens (where you’ll find the natural materials for our dyes) or come to the Living Crafts Centre to watch the 28 master weavers on their looms.

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