Amidst the landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia, Mekong Quilts shines as a symbol of sustainability in the world of traditional craftsmanship. Beyond the vibrant textiles and intricate patterns, the social enterprise weaves threads of environmental consciousness into every product. Through thoughtful collaborations and dedicated initiatives, Mekong Quilts not only creates beautiful handcrafted goods but also fosters a deeper connection with Mother Earth.
A Glimpse into the Mekong Quilts Christmas Collection
The quilters at Mekong Quilts are currently immersed in a flurry of activity, meticulously crafting each Christmas item. Their skilled hands transform fabrics and materials into intricate decorations, ready to bring the spirit of the season into your homes. This surge in production isn’t just about creating beautiful items; it’s about creating jobs, livelihoods, and empowering women in rural communities.
Mekong Quilts’ skilled artisans working on the Christmas decorations
With the arrival of Christmas and the inauguration of our new store in Hanoi, Mekong Quilts has not only expanded its presence but also its positive impact on local communities. For the first time after the pandemic, the number of artisans has grown from 30 to 60, reflecting our commitment to providing meaningful employment and fostering economic independence among women in remote regions.
Let’s explore some of our cherished Christmas creations.
Mekong Quilts Baby Quilts
For the little ones in your life, our baby quilts are a treasure. Crafted with intricate designs featuring Asian elephants, water buffalos, lions, giraffes, or else Vietnamese children in traditional attire, they are perfect for keeping your toddler snug and warm.
Mekong Quilts’ fish patterns baby quilt
Price: From $120
Illuminate your home with the warm glow of our papier-mâché lanterns. Handcrafted with love, these lanterns are not just decorations but a testament to the skill and dedication of our artisans. Their delicate designs are sure to add a touch of magic to your festivities.
Mekong Quilts’ colorful papier-mâché lanterns
Price: $22.50 for 5 pieces
Joy Noel Bag
Meet Joy the Snowman! More than a delightful Christmas accessory, this bag embodies our commitment to the environment. It’s a reminder that we can celebrate the season while being mindful of our planet.
With the advent calendar, for four Sundays before Christmas, your family will be impatiently waiting for the celebrations.
100% quilted and the perfect build-up towards Christmas day for you to shower the kids with sweet notes and treats, it comes in two designs, with an especially memorable one that features minimalist depictions and re-imaginations of rural Vietnamese farm life.
Mekong Quilts’ advent calendar
Sunbonnet Hanging & Bunting Decorations
At Mekong Quilts, we like to call the Vietnamese conical hat, or nón lá, a Vietnamese sunbonnet! These decorations are hung individually on a Christmas tree or wherever you like. Angel trumpeting their cornets with a sunbonnet? The bottom line is that these colourful jewels will brighten up any home! 10 designs available.
Mekong Quilts’ hanging decorations
An equally festive alternative are similar designs in the form of bunting decorations. Perfect for pillars, doors, and Christmas trees. Also made with papier-mâché & fabric, you can even hang them across cupboard handles in children’s rooms. Our favourite version features kids donning traditional Vietnamese áo dài garb and conical hats. By the way, there’s also a choice made with batik fabric.
Price: $15 for 5 pieces
Bamboo Christmas Tree
Here’s the ultimate when it comes to celebrating a sustainable Christmas — a foldable bamboo Christmas tree that will last you years to come. Make this Christmas one that will teach the kids about the importance of sharing and keeping Gaia healthy.
Mekong Quilts’ foldable bamboo Christmas tree
Price: from $83
Christmas Tree Skirt
A Christmas tree skirt is an essential placemat for presents. Can’t get enough of Vietnamese conical hats? Now you can have a Christmas tree skirt with that, and, quilted! (Other designs are available too.)
Mekong Quilts’ Christmas tree skirt
Embracing Sustainability with Mekong Quilts
Beyond the beauty of our products lies a deeper commitment to sustainability. Our foldable bamboo Christmas tree is not just a decoration; it’s a symbol of our dedication to a greener planet. Lasting for years, it’s a reminder to cherish and care for our environment.
The Christmas tree skirt, adorned with the iconic Vietnamese conical hat, adds a touch of cultural richness to your festivities. It’s a celebration of tradition and craftsmanship, all in one.
Visit Us in Saigon and Hanoi for a Festive Experience
With the opening of our new store in Hanoi, we’re bringing the spirit of Mekong Quilts closer to you. Now, you can explore our entire range of products, including our special Christmas collection, in these two vibrant cities. Finally, stay in the loop with all the Christmas Bazaars and markets Mekong Quilts attends during the festive season by following our Facebook Page.
Mekong Quilts’ shops can be found in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
As the holiday season approaches, we invite you to be a part of the Mekong Quilts family. Visit our stores in Saigon and Hanoi, and immerse yourself in the warmth of handcrafted traditions. Witness the magic of our craftswomen and explore a wide array of sustainable, festive delights. Your visit not only enriches your holiday celebrations but also empowers communities, one stitch at a time.
Where to find us
- 85, Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
- 2 P. Hàng Ngang, Hàng Đào, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi