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Fair Trade Pioneer Mr Stephen Salmon - Thaicrafts, Thailand

Fair Trade Pioneer Mr Stephen Salmon - Thaicrafts, Thailand

Fair Trade Pioneer Mr Stephen Salmon

- ThaiCrafts, Thailand

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 

 

Photographs of my visit to ThaiCraft

Visit to ThaiCrafts Bangkok November 2015 by Sabeena Ahmed and the Little Fair Trade Shop

Entrance to ThaiCrafts

 

Visit to ThaiCrafts Bangkok November 2015 by Sabeena Ahmed and the Little Fair Trade Shop

ThaiCraft Stalls

 

Visit to ThaiCrafts Bangkok November 2015 by Sabeena Ahmed and the Little Fair Trade Shop

Fair trade artisans Recycled Paper Crafts

 

Visit to ThaiCrafts Bangkok November 2015 by Sabeena Ahmed and the Little Fair Trade Shop

Fair Trade Bamboo lanterns

 

Visit to ThaiCrafts Bangkok November 2015 by Sabeena Ahmed and the Little Fair Trade Shop

 

 

Interview with Mr Stephen Salmon and Visit to ThaiCrafts Bangkok November 2015 by Sabeena Ahmed and the Little Fair Trade Shop

Mr Stephen Salmon and ME!

 

The ThaiCraft Association

The Story of ThaiCraft

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.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and please continue to support fair trade producers.

Regards
Sabeena

 

Future Reading and Links

ThaiCraft




1 Response

nigel atkins
nigel atkins

August 29, 2018

I am trying to contact Stephan Salmon ( Thai Craft) who was a good friend of mine back in England in
the 1960’s and 1970’s . We were involved together in youth work . We lost touch over 25 years ago .
I would appreciate if you could inform Stephan and send him my e mail address or send me his . In appreciation
Nigel S. Atkins

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