Viet Lam Company is a private export company that markets ceramics and lacquerware along with bamboo, palm leaf and rattan baskets. The company contracts orders to several factories and cooperatives in and around Ho Chi Minh City. Viet Lam provides piece rate work, materials for production and payment for labor costs. Additional benefits include interest-free loans to artisans for repairing tools and machines, advances of 30 to 50 percent for orders, and assistance with development of new designs and products.
Viet Lam Company was established in 1993.
Ten Thousand Villages purchases baskets and ceramic vases, planters, birdbaths, pagodas, and animals from Viet Lam Company. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Viet Lam since 1998.
- Artisan Products