Helping Local Craftsmen
- With A Social Conscience
We strive to work with small to medium sizes enterprises (SEM’s), out in the local craft villages, where families have been manufacturing the same kind of product for many centuries. We help preserve not only the heritage of these craft villages, but also the skill and knowledge of these local craftsmen.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
Training local craftsmen to compete on a global scale
From the lacquer villages of Vietnam to the wood factories of China, many Asian artisans have been developing their craft and skills for centuries. Mondoro actively seeks out to train and mentor these local artisans to compete on a global scale. Simply, without the help and support of Mondoro, many of these craftsmen would not be able to survive in today’s fast changing and competitive world. By passionately focusing on these local craftsmen, we believe we are impacting the local economies in a very positive way.
Meet Some Of Our Artisans
Mondoro has the ambitious belief that it is possible to use local knowledge, skills and artisans to produce medium to high-end home decors products, all while giving you impeccable quality. We strive to do this while improving the lives of hundreds of craftsmen and women in rural areas. We are committed to the preservation of the cultural legacy and crafts in the areas we work.
Ceramics - Loi
Loi is the 5th Generation of his family to be involved in ceramic manufacturing. He has such great skill that he has several museum quality pieces in museums around Vietnam. In generations past, his family produced ceramics for the Kings of Vietnam. Now a new generation has taken over with his oldest son as the head of the factory.
Lacquer - Lan
Lan’s family and her village have been producing lacquer for over 600 years. The entire family has been involved in lacquer production. They live at their factory and so her son and daughter-in-law are also deeply involved in manufacturing lacquer and other products.
Weaving - Long
Long grew up in the basket village where his family and the entire village have been weaving baskets and furniture for about 500 years. It can be said that he literally grew up in his home learning how to weave wicker, rattan, sea grass and other natural fibers. Because of this, there is an in-depth knowledge of basket weaving and furniture manufacturing