FXB Showroom: Showcasing the work of Burmese artisans

Program start 2000
Impacted population ongoing

The FXB Showroom is a social enterprise store which offers products from local crafts. 


Our Showroom offers to a local clientele as well as to expatriates, hotels, companies or tourists passing through a varied collection of furniture, lamps, fabrics, carpets, curtains, ecological pens, clothes, and toys.

These high-quality items are made by a group of 30 people who have completed their training in textiles, weaving, wood or metal in our vocational training centre in Shwe Pyi Thar or through one of our itinerant training courses.

Our action

Coordination and implementation : FXB International 

The profits made are of course used to pay these 30 people and to purchase raw materials, but also to provide a small stipend to the apprentices at the various sites where FXB undertakes its vocational training programmes.


Where to find us :

FXB Showroom – No. 46, U kyaw Dway st – Nant Thar Kone lane – Insein – Yangon 11012


Program impact

The FXB Showroom is listed and recommended in many travel guides, including :

The Lonely Planet, which features the Showroom in its Myanmar guide: “The showroom of this international NGO, dedicated to fighting poverty and AIDS, has products made from locally woven cotton in myriad colours, including adorable soft toys, cushions, rugs and other crafts. It also sells furniture. Profits are used for training, education and community programmes.”

Le Petit Futé: “This Swiss-based organization has been based in Myanmar since 1992. Here, all the profits are donated to charity. The FXB Showroom offers in the shop: tapestries, curtains, furniture, clothes and toys made by skilled craftsmen. A great way to do a good deed while bringing back some souvenirs to decorate the house, add a little Burmese touch to the interior or give a typical outfit to the family as a gift. The goal: A social, solidarity and innovative trade!”

The travel blog of Dustin Main: “FXB has a showroom featuring products made by artisans who have graduated from the FXB training diploma program.  Products include scarves, pillows, clothing, toys, and even small furniture. FXB’s programs help educate hundreds of young students every year coming from at-risk backgrounds, with a focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and support. Their training programs aim to give better job opportunities in the tourism industry as the country continues to open up.  They even run community theatre programs targeting topics such as women’s and children’s rights.”


I'm very lucky to be a part of this program. I trained as a carpenter. Today, I build furniture which is then bought by the inhabitants of the neighbouring villages.