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Pineapple fiber used to make branded bags, kimonos

Pineapple fiber, made of the leaves of the pineapple plant, is sweat-absorbent, thin, smooth and soft, and more expensive than banana fiber but cheaper than silk fiber.

Ethnic dolls highlight Vietnamese multiculture

An artist has created a collection of dolls dressed in the traditional clothes of 54 ethnic groups with the hope of introducing Vietnam's multiculture to the world. 

Miniature handicrafts get bigger during pandemic

Nguyen Nhu Quynh is making the final touches to her work. She has just completed a dream miniature-bakery that she has planned for a decade.

Young Thanh Hoa man designs and sells rattan, bamboo handbags overseas

Simple materials such as rattan, bamboo and sedge at the hands of Tran Van Hung can be turned into beautiful, sophisticated handbags, favored in Vietnam and the world market.

Old craft trade given a new lift

Born and bred in Van Phuc Village in Hanoi’s outskirts Thanh Tri District -- a traditional craft village once famous for bamboo weaving – Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong was taught basic weaving skills when she was just four years old.

Tiny bags a doll’s best friend

Making handbags for dolls may seem an odd pursuit for a man, but for Nguyen Le Lam Doan it provides him with a stable income from orders as far away as Australia and the US.

Vietnam’s agricultural by-products sell well in other countries

Many agricultural by-products, such as banana peels, straw, water hyacinth stalks, areca sheaths and bagasse, are valuable and can be reused instead of thrown away.

Handicrafts find it difficult to catch EVFTA train to $100 billion market

 The EU-Vietnam FTA (EVFTA) is expected to bring more opportunities to Vietnam’s enterprises to export products to the EU. However, it will be not easy for handicraft producers to obtain bigger market share there.

Artist releases new collection inspired by kisses

A collection of 20 linen dresses painted with an image of a kissing couple is on display in Hanoi by Austrian-Vietnamese painter Duong Thu Phuong.

First Vietnam Market in Malaysia to open in March 2020

The first Vietnam Market in Malaysia with 200 pavilions is scheduled to open in March 2020.

The last iron forger keeps the furnace’s flame burning on Hanoi’s old street

In the memories of many Hanoians’ generation, Lo Ren street in Hoan Kiem District houses many forging furnaces.

What’s behind the high number of dissolved businesses?

VietNamNet Bridge - The barriers that exist in state management as well as high operation costs have contributed to the high number of dissolved businesses. 

Old Android smartphones disappear from “hand-carried” market

VietNamNet Bridge - Xiaomi and Nokia are step by step replacing Samsung, LG and Sony products in the market for hand-carried smartphones.

Next-generation craft villages attract investors

VietNamNet Bridge - The daring business plans in traditional craft villages have attracted billions of dong worth of capital.

Artist creates ornamental tiles from coconut shells

 VietNamNet Bridge – A graduate from the HCM City University of Fine Arts is using coconut shells for ornamental tiles to develop his small business in his home province of Phu Yen.

Tourism forum links VN, Japan

 VietNamNet Bridge – As many as 80 Vietnamese and 100 Japanese companies took part in an investment and tourism promotion seminar held by the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam in Japan last Saturday.

Hanoi to host cultural village festival of artisans, handicrafts

 VietNamNet Bridge – Artisans from dozens of villages will participate in an annual festival that celebrates cultural values of villages,

Northern farmers take part in project to restore luong forests

VietNamNet Bridge – The project on restoring degraded luong (Dendrocalamus barbatus) forests in the northern provinces of Thanh Hoa, Hoa Binh and Phu Tho has shown satisfactory results.

Are VN handicrafts losing their soul?

 VietNamNet Bridge – Local experts in fine arts and culture are concerned about the preservation of Vietnamese cultural identity in handicrafts and applied arts in the era of globalisation.

Ben Thanh among world’s best food markets

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ben Thanh Market, in the heart of HCM City, has been selected by the USA Today as one of the best food markets around the world, which offers a peek into the cultural and culinary lives of the people in the southern hub.