Ma Te Sai

Nature of Business: Fashion & Retail
Areas of Impact: Provision of economic tools and services (e.g. financial access, crowdfunding, ecommerce)

Ma Te Sai

About Us

Ma Te Sai works with village artisans and disadvantaged communities in urban and remote village areas of Laos, providing them with access to markets for their handicraft, and in turn increasing family incomes, whilst preserving cultural traditions.

Ma Te Sai goes into villages, to empower the villagers by teaching them new skills, help them to design products based on the villagers’ expertise as well as the market demand and then sell the products through website as well as retail shop in Luang Prabang.
In recent years, Emi/Ma Te Sai has been invited to Myanmar by the British Council to share the story to other artisan groups, as well as competed in start-up competitions in Cambodia, Singapore to expand their base. Funds from 3rd prize in the NUS Crossing the Chasm Challenge were used to increase production, design and marketing to be able to set up a company in Singapore.
Ma Te Sai (Singapore) is a separate entity set up to mainly manage the ecommerce as well as popup markets in Singapore. There will be a Ma Te Sai push-cart at Chevron Hose for the month of Nov. The website will not only sell the products made by the artisans but also tourism related products that can help the villagers e.g. homestays; workshops and tours visiting village artisans.

Currently, estimated sales via website is about USD$20,000 and growing as many wholesale orders are coming through the website.

Products & Services

Textiles, homewares, clothing, accessories, gifts. Retail and Wholesale.


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