The majority of textile artisans are women for whom textile production is only one aspect of their daily life and income

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This supports the businesses of women has been found to have significant benefits to their families thus reducing poverty more effectively.

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Textile production is a “value added” product that provides a much better financial return than selling the raw fibre commodities

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Keeping this value adding within the villages strengthens their industry and income.

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Textile production in Laos has strong cultural significance

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Much of the technical and esoteric knowledge is passed from generation to generation within the village and often has a distinct character from group to group.

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