Red Tribe was founded by Vanny Diserbeau. During her graduate studies, Vanny interned at a Washington D.C. based INGO working in central Laos in the area of community development and capacity building. There she learned that women were the keepers of traditional arts as they wove their history onto their textiles. Through Red Tribe, she hopes to bring Lao heritage textiles and their makers' stories to a broader audience.
Red Tribe strives to create thoughtful, well-designed, and long-lasting garments and home decor from natural fibers that honor heritage textiles and the hands that make them. By paying fair prices for the goods that their partner artisans make, their skills are recognizably valued.