The Cause

A full-time artisan is able to financially support his whole family when they receive fair wages and safe environments to work in. A MILLION ELEPHANTS donates 10% of profits annually to a NGO in Laos.

Between 1964 and 1973, Laos suffered heavy bombings, in what is other words known as "America's Secret War". As part of America’s strategy against communism, American air force dropped an average of one attack every eight minutes for nine years, making Laos the most heavily bombed country in history per capita.
A Million Elephants works with 2 families in the village, providing them with a secondary income after the rice harvest

A MILLION ELEPHANTS works with many different artisans all across Laos. Many of the handwoven textiles and silk products are made in northern Luang Prabang or Vientiane, while our recycled UXO products are only made in a small rural village called Ban Naphia in the Xieng Khuang province. Our jungle vine products are made by the Khmu, an indigenous group in the northern provinces of Oudomxay and Bokeo. All products are handmade using traditional skills and techniques that have been passed on for generations.