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August 25, 2017 | Last Modified: 2017

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Heritage Craft Shop & Café helps preserve traditional Thai craft techniques. In an effort to prevent the loss of the kingdom’s cultural heritage, the Fair Trade organisation ThaiCraft aims to generate a fair income for village artisans and help preserve the diverse craft traditions in Thailand. The organisation also opened the Heritage Craft Shop & Café. In this coffee shop customers cannot only enjoy locally produced brews, but can also browse selected handcrafted goods. It is located in a renovated shop house, in one of the city’s first brick buildings (dating back 120 years). Within walking distance from The Grand Palace, the café also makes a convenient stop while exploring Bangkok’s Old Town.

Responsibility

Heritage Crafts works almost entirely with producers who are partners of ThaiCraft. This means they work together in community-based groups, are located in Thailand and we encourage them to learn about and to follow the principles of Fair Trade among themselves and with those whom they trade. Many of these partners have been working with ThaiCraft for very many years and are renowned for their consistent high quality products which they create with loving care. Heritage Crafts handmade products, both classic forms and exciting new designs, speak of the past and the value of craft for future generations.

Business Case

None of product is mass-produced and many combine the different skills and efforts of several artisans using locally sourced natural and organic materials wherever possible and practical. Our selection is eclectic but with a geographic link and common values. Supply is often limited and will be replaced with other interesting things when there's room. All purchases help maintain creative traditions, revive inherited skills and offer a decent living for artisan communities.

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Heritage Craft Shop & Café helps preserve traditional Thai craft techniques. In an effort to prevent the loss of the kingdom’s cultural heritage, the Fair Trade organisation ThaiCraft aims to generate a fair income for village artisans and help preserve the diverse craft traditions in Thailand. The organisation also opened the Heritage Craft Shop & Café. In this coffee shop customers cannot only enjoy locally produced brews, but can also browse selected handcrafted goods. It is located in a renovated shop house, in one of the city’s first brick buildings (dating back 120 years). Within walking distance from The Grand Palace, the café also makes a convenient stop while exploring Bangkok’s Old Town.

Heritage Crafts works almost entirely with producers who are partners of ThaiCraft. This means they work together in community-based groups, are located in Thailand and we encourage them to learn about and to follow the principles of Fair Trade among themselves and with those whom they trade. Many of these partners have been working with ThaiCraft for very many years and are renowned for their consistent high quality products which they create with loving care. Heritage Crafts handmade products, both classic forms and exciting new designs, speak of the past and the value of craft for future generations.

None of product is mass-produced and many combine the different skills and efforts of several artisans using locally sourced natural and organic materials wherever possible and practical. Our selection is eclectic but with a geographic link and common values. Supply is often limited and will be replaced with other interesting things when there's room. All purchases help maintain creative traditions, revive inherited skills and offer a decent living for artisan communities.

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