“We love to listen to our customers and for this reason we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like a bespoke fair trade product made especially for you.”

Fair Trade Travels - Heritage Crafts and Cafe Bangkok (ThaiCraft) and Interview with Mr Stephen Salmon

Fair Trade Travels - Heritage Crafts and Cafe Bangkok (ThaiCraft) and Interview with Mr Stephen Salmon

Heritage Crafts and Cafe Bangkok (ThaiCraft)

Mr Stephen Salmon and Sabeena Ahmed at the Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok - June 2018

Mr Stephen Salmon and Sabeena Ahmed

 

About Heritage Craft and Cafe

Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

In a recently restored building in one of one of the oldest pats of Bangkok, the Heritage Craft Shop and Café is a beautiful respite from the heat and a wonderful place to conduct to some fair trade retail therapy.

Conveniently located in the old city of Bangkok near (Rattanakosin Island).

The Heritage Craft and Cafe is a treasure trove of lovingly hand crafted fair trade gifts have been selected by its founder Mr Stephen Salmon.

Highly recommended the gorgeous interior has been lovingly restored.

The cafe serves freshly brewed fair-trade coffee or tea and yummy chocolate cake.

Fair trade tea and coffee at the Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok visited June 2018 by Sabeena Ahmed

The shop is also the office of ThaiCraft Fair Trade, which has been operating since 1992.

Mr Salmon has spend 40 years working with over 60 different producer groups from around the country.

Please click on the Heritage Cafe link below to find out more about these creative fair trade producer and fair trade gifts.

 Hand painted Thai doorstops decor at the Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok

 Hand painted Thai doorstops/decor

 

 

Photo Gallery

Heritage Craft and Cafe Entrance Bangkok - Visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Heritage Craft and Cafe Entrance

 

Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok - Visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Heritage Craft & Cafe Signage

 

Roadside view of the Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok visited by Sabeena Ahmed June 2018

Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok Counter and Shop view

 

Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand, Interview with Mr Stephen Salmon

Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand

 

Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand, visited June 2018

Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand, visited June 2018

 

Delicious chocolate cake at the Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand, visited June 2018

Delicious home made chocolate cake at the Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand, visited June 2018 

 

Fairtrade  bespoke gifts and products Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand, visited June 2018

Fairtrade  bespoke gifts and products Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand, visited June 2018

 

Fairtrade silver hand made jewellery at the Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand, visited June 2018

Fairtrade silver hand made jewellery at the Heritage Craft and cafe (ThaiCraft) Bangkok, Thailand, visited June 2018

All photorgraphs were taken by my Fairphone2 17,418.

 

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.

 

Many thanks to Mr Salmon for taking time out of his schedule to talk with me again.

I wish him every success and happiness in his new endeavor.

I certainly hope he is awarded an MBE soon for his tireless work for fair trade and social and trade justice.

Much love, regards and respect

Sabeena

  

Further Reading and Links

Good Shepherd Sisters Bangkok

Heritage Craft and Cafe Bangkok

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Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

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Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.

These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

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نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

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Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

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1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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