From selling T-shirts on the beach to opening shops across Asia, Bambou Company has made a splash. Words Harry Hodge, photo Alexandre Garel
One person’s trash is another’s treasure… or at least, the equivalent of a decent meal. Words Ed Weinberg, translation and photo this spread Francis Xavier, overleaf photo Alexandre Garel
From one restaurant space to four, all adjacent, 30 years of steady development now sees Bun Moc Thanh Mai serve over 3,000 customers a day. Words by Tess Somerville, photo by Alexandre Garel
From a Vespa export business to road adventures on classic motorbikes, Steve Mueller has evolved his love of the classic Italian scooter into a viable business. Words by Karen Hewell, photos by Alexandre Garel
The master nail nipper grinder behind renowned ‘Made in Vietnam’ brand Kem Nghia explains his path from street stall to stock exchange.
Words by Ed Weinberg, translation by Francis Xavier and Kim Chen-Garel, photo by Alexandre Garel
Should you try and be the first into a market? Or should you enter an already established arena? As Nick Ross discovers there are benefits in both.
Based in Vinh Long, Viet Artisans produce beautiful, hand-crafted products that reflect the country’s heritage. The project also provides work and support for women from disadvantaged families. Words by Tess Somerville, photos by Mads Monsen