June 26, 2019
Get to know more about the social enterprises whose products you can find on Destination: GOOD! To start off the series, we spoke with Nguyen Thi Nhan, the Style Manager of Vietnamese social enterprise Tohe.
AAF: What is Tohe?
Nhan: Tohe primarily organises free art classes for children in need. Selected artworks are printed in different art and lifestyle products. Proceeds from the sale are used to run art therapy classes, and five percent of design royalties go to the child.
AAF: What does Tohe do?
Nhan: Tohe is a social enterprise that provides free art classes for disadvantaged children as form of therapy.
AAF: How did Tohe start?
Nhan: Our founders Mr. Nguyen Dinh Nguyen and Mrs. Pham Thi Ngan were former communications executives. They were inspired by Picasso and thought it would be great to be able to reproduce the artwork on accessories in order to fund their art programmes with children.
AAF: What is your vision for Tohe?
Nhan: We hope we can give more talented children in need a chance to play with art so they can earn and eventually improve their standard of living. We also want people to remember a child’s creativity and playful spirit when they see their products.
AAF: What makes your products special?
Nhan: Each product carries a meaningful message and promotes the spirit of freedom, creativity and love.