Category Archive: Take-Homes

These posts are on the authentic local things to buy that we think make great souvenirs, from local handicrafts to regional produce, and will cover what to buy and where and how to buy it.

Feb 01

Travelling Responsibly – How To Shop Ethically and Sustainably

Garment workers leaving their factories, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

One of the easiest ways to travel more responsibly is to shop more sustainably and more ethically. Our tips on how to shop ethically and sustainably when you travel.

Aug 27

Funky Fremantle, Perth’s Hip Historic Seaside City

Loft cafés, contemporary art galleries, unique concept stores, and vintage shops line the laidback streets of funky Fremantle, Perth’s hip, historic seaside city. When locals in Western Australia’s capital Perth want to kick back on the weekend, they head to Fremantle – or ‘Freo’ as it’s fondly called. A lovely, low-rise, low-key little city at …

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May 16

Melbourne Shopping: The Most Eclectic Boutiques Of All

Melbourne shopping is some of the best there is in Australia, especially for fashion. But while most visitors make a beeline for Bourke Street Mall and the posh GPO – the former General Post Office remodeled into an elegant home for luxury labels – far more interesting is the shopping at the city’s eclectic boutiques, hidden …

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Feb 05

East Meets West at Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre in Luang Prabang

Click clack. Click clack. I love the sound of a loom being worked and the magic that is made as exquisite textiles are created out of simple threads. ‘Ock Pop Tok’ means ‘East meets West’ in Lao and the beautiful fabrics produced on the looms at the Ock Pop Tok weaving centre in Luang Prabang in …

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Dec 19

Eric Raisina’s Guide to Siem Reap Style

We met Madagascar-born fashion designer Eric Raisina at his atelier when researching shopping in Siem Reap on our first trip to the Cambodian city. The Paris-trained designer worked for Christian Lacroix and Yves Saint Laurent and makes some of the most enchanting clothes I’ve ever seen. He’s also something of a celebrity in Siem Reap, a city he finds inspirational and …

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