With friends and family visiting and friends moving away, it has been a challenge to find meaningful souvenirs that are easy to carry home and something that will last.
It would be nice to have conversation pieces you could display at home without going over your luggage allowance and that could easily fit a standard bag.
I came across NKP Fashion Corporation. And their online store allows you to choose different Vietnam-inspired designs for pillow cases and canvas bags.
They mostly cater to exporters and buyers who buy by the bulk but they do retail too. And for a small fee, they can deliver to your home. I just so love the pillow cases! Am still waiting for more designs to become available so I can get some for our home.
Quang, its owner is very accommodating and even invited me to his showroom at 195 Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1.
As it turned out, digital textile printing is just a small part of his business.
I was visiting textile heaven! The silk and prints were just so beautiful!
Monochromatic silk fabric is priced from 300kVND per meter. Those with design are priced higher.
The cotton-silk combination with pattern is priced lower than pure silk of course (starts from 330kVND if I remember correctly).
The print that I wanted costs 490kVND but it’s so pretty! The attendant said that I would need 2.5 meters of fabric to have a dress made. Maybe I’ll go on a diet first to lower the fabric length to 2 meters. 😛
So if you’re inclined to buy beautiful prints and silk, do check out Toan Thinh. I really should have visited when I needed an ao dai!