Preserving Traditions

Created from a passion and commitment to preserve Vietnam’s identity, founders Huyen and My established Viethnic. Both were born in the mountainous province of Hoa Binh, which allowed them to understand the richness in traditions that the ethnic minorities of northwestern Vietnam have to offer. Huyen and My hope to encourage the younger generations in these villages to pursue careers in their traditional craft by raising awareness that it is a sustainable livelihood. “Because the majority of the craftwork is done by women, we want to help them improve their skills with the ultimate goal being to help them improve their lives and self-worth, and without having to be separated from their family to find work elsewhere,” says the two partners.

_DSC6202

Viethnic is a portmanteau of “Vietnam” and “Ethnic” [artisans], and their mission is to bring the deep-rooted, distinctive and beautiful Vietnamese culture to the world. Viethnic isn’t just about promoting this craftsmanship globally, it’s also about facilitating its evolution, owning responsibility for the designing, orientation and quality of each item they sell. All products are made using natural resources with the aim to minimize any negative environmental impact by using a special plant-based dye fabric and a zero-chemical treatment during the making process.

Visit viethnic.com for more info. A special discount for Oi readers, type in “5Y6OEYLP” and get 10% off all items purchased online, valid until the end of December 2018.

Share this story, choose your platform!

About the author:

Leave a Comment

5 Examples of Wrongful Termination Explained

Being fired from work can be a traumatic experience for anyone. However, if it has been done illegally it’s even more overwhelming. There are many instances where letting go of an employee is completely valid. But, if you have been unfairly dismissed without a reason – legal action can be taken.  To help you understand

Read More »

Six Signs That Indicate Your Partner Is Micro-Cheating On You

Relationship experts say that “clearly defining your boundaries can set a happy and healthy relationship with your partners.” However, we may need to understand when these boundaries go too far off the line and create a rift in our relationship. Every relationship has little white lies or harmless secrets that partners keep from each other. Not

Read More »

How Carpet Cleaning Enhances Carpet’s life and Value?

Carpet cleaning can be painstaking when you have a large house and many carpets. With that in mind, it is easy to understand why people require the services of professional carpet cleaning companies that can quickly clean up your messes. However, carpets are not the only things you might need to clean up. When it

Read More »

The States That Have Legalized Marijuana So Far 2021

Are you interested in the legalization status of marijuana, especially in the United States, and want to learn more? Do you want to know where in the United States you could visit and still be able to smoke a joint legally? The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic in the United States for

Read More »

Understanding A Hoarder: Why Can’t They Throw Anything Away?

To provide an understanding and the process of hoarding, we must first understand its definition. Hoarding is defined as a single-minded urge of collecting and safekeeping unwanted items in great numbers. Most of the people afflicted with hoarding disorder find it hard to throw away items. A hoarder desires to save items that they know

Read More »

Vietnam War Student Protests

Where did the student movement begin? The US airplanes started bombing North Vietnam in February 1965 after North Vietnamese submarines invaded 2 US ships at the Gulf of Tonkin. President Lyndon B Johnson commanded the revenge attacks blasting armed targets in North Vietnam. There were some criticisms about how the government was battling the self-governing

Read More »