About Us

Sustainably crafted by traditional by women

from textile communities in Laos and Vietnam

Taleo Handmade works with ethnic minority women in remote Southeast Asian villages. By purchasing handwoven textiles directly from artisans using fair trade principles, we support sustainable livelihoods for skilled traditional weavers, natural dyers, batik artists, and embroiderers.
Founded by textile expert Sally Strasser (link to interview) with the goal of supporting women artisans and preserving textile traditions, Taleo Handmade creates one-of-a-kind bags, accessories, and home goods. Our designs are made using zero-waste practices using artisan-made hemp and cotton textiles that are naturally-dyed in harmony with nature. These sustainably crafted goods honor traditional textile communities in Laos and Vietnam and support the continuation of their heritage techniques.