This week the Eastern & Oriental Tea House & Coffee Parlour hosted 2 free embroidery workshops for beginner & intermediate crafters, led by Kate Lamteva. Participants learned how to embroider the Vietnamese native pine. This workshop was proudly sponsored by the Hue Essential Hub, promoting Hue’s unique fauna & flora. With the assistance of social enterprise Virico, the Hue Essential Hub is a hothouse for ethnic minority group producers in the Hue hinterland. Virico assists producers to maintain traditional farming and craft practices, while promoting sustainable living and production processes. Virico products are available at Emporium Hanoi: 39 Xuan Dieu St, Tay Ho & inside the Intercontinental Hotel, Westlake, Hanoi.