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Social Enterprise | Design and Innovation

The inspired story from PWDs: AMITIÉ


AMITIÉ aims to create a sustainable product by using banana fiber fabric from Lao disabled women to empower and improve the lives of PWDs.

Phiawat Village, Sisattanak Province, Vientiane Capital City, Laos.
$2,000.00 funding goal
7 backers
24% funded

Amitié is a French word which means “Friendship”, We chose it to convey a message about human-nature friendship. 

Amitié is a social enterprise that intends to empower and improve the lives of people with disabilities. To make a bigger impact on the lives of the persons with disabilities on society, Our goal is to promote and support their ideals so that society will be aware of their values and abilities through the outstanding work they have created.


Banana Fiber Fabric Production

It is a banana fiber fabric from Lao women development center, Banana fiber fabric is fulfilled of a variety of innovative concepts that include Lao culture and eco-friendly methods.


We have expanded on their ideas to create a more contemporary design, complementing it with cotton from Luang Prabang, Laos' northern part province, which has a unique and special touch, as it is weaved and naturally colored dyed by professional Lao women.

Now we’re working with 2 groups of Lao disabled people. They are 10 weavers and embroiderers to create fashion accessories and bags that made of banana fiber fabric to represent the rich culture of Laos.

We also focus on raising awareness among youth on the value of sustainable and eco-friendly products.

You can help to promote and support Lao people with disabilities to become more involved in society and to have a strong voice in society with their pride.

Persons with disabilities deserve to be respected members of society, with equal opportunity and rights. Let’s not focus on people’s disabilities, but get to know them for their abilities. 


For backers that will be pledging $60 and above, you will be receiving our eco totebag made of Luang Prabang cotton decors with waste cloth

Name Date
Dinh-Long Pham 31 January, 2023
Cynthia Cheung 8 February, 2023
Cynthia Cheung 8 February, 2023
Ms. Bounmany Keopaseuth 6 March, 2023
Mrs. Jeong Minji 6 March, 2023
silinya sirisomphone 6 March, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

For improve the product development by disabled people about knowledge of development and training, to collaborate more and produce creative works to increase their income.

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Smile - $10.00

With your kindness, you can help people with disabilities continue to create wonderful work with big smile.

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Hug - $20.00

  • By supporting people with disabilities, you can help them continue to create wonderful work.


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Cadeau - $40.00

This option will provide you with an Eco tote bag.
Eco tote bag size: 33cm*37cm (The main fabric is a Luang Prabang cotton decors with waste cloth)

Pick-up store: Quai Fa Ngum, Phiawat village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane Capital, Laos.

Delivery: Shipping costs will be shouldered by yourself. (Local Shipping costs around 20-30$)


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