During November 2015 I had the privilege to interview Mr Stephen Salmon of ThaiCraft, Bangkok, Thailand. I have attached two videos below for you to watch at your leisure.
Short interview with Mr Stephen Salmon
Extended Interview with Mr Stephen Salmon
Entrance to ThaiCrafts
Fair trade artisans Recycled Paper Crafts
Fair Trade Bamboo lanterns
Mr Stephen Salmon and ME!
ThaiCraft began in 1975 as Hilltribe Sales at the International Church of Bangkok. These volunteer-run events at International School Bangkok's former downtown campus operated until 1992.
In August of that year the ThaiCraft Association became an independent development organisation, For the first year only, small start-up administration grants were received from Dutch (ICCO) and British (ODA/Oxfam) funding agencies. By retaining a small share of sales revenue, ThaiCraft soon became and has remained a financially self-sufficient organisation.
For more information about Thai Craft please click on the website link below.
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Future Reading and Links
This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries. Another painful month with my shoulders causing me stress and pain.
I published my blog and videos about the World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program in English and Urdu. This blog took 5 months to write and translate due to my painful shoulders.
I attended the Ethical Consumer Week online conference 2021 and wrote a summary of some of the sessions I attended.
I was chosen to attend the IKEA Lagom Live 9 month sustainability program.
I received my certificate for attending the Muslim Mental Health and Wellbeing Alliance Conference, Muslim Mental Health in an Unequal World.
For the second year I attended sessions at the Ethical Consumer 2021 virtual conference.
Here is my summary of some sessions I attended.
Many thanks to the Ethical Consumer team and guest speakers for their time.
This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2021.
My health has been challenging with a painful left shoulder and social anxiety.
Typing, mobility and anxiety has prevented me from going out.
I hope to support the Zero Waste movement with zest and vigour next year.
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