Introducing Kylie Kwong's first ever range of tableware, created in conjunction with Oxfam Australia and produced by one of our fair trade producer partners, Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts.
Kylie's range is hand-crafted and hand-painted by mostly female artisans at a workshop near Hanoi in northern Vietnam. Mai was founded in 1990 to support Vietnamese street children, and now employs the mothers and older sisters of these children. Workers receive decent wages and training in areas such as quality control, marketing and export procedures.
Kylie drew upon her own graphics background to come up with the striking "Lotus" range, which comprises soup and rice bowls with matching plates, a soup spoon, a teapot and teacup and a coffee cup.
Photos by Bonnie Savage and Anna Zhu