Thai Tribal Crafts
What Thai Tribal Crafts are all about:
Thai Tribal Crafts has been working closely with the hill tribes of Northern Thailand for many years. They work together to ensure fair trade criteria are embedded into everyday working life. They have been a member of WFTO since 2002
All of the artisans who make the products are also small scale subsistence farmers. Working on these small purses alongside childcare and looking after the family smallholding means women can earn a good standard of living and also send their children to school. They work at their own pace and skills are taught to younger members of the tribe allowing these ancient skills to continue down the generations.
Hill tribes are considered to be disadvantaged ethnic minorities within Thai society and the ability to make and sell goods helps those who wish to preserve their traditions and their isolated lifestyle
The company gives disadvantaged women the opportunity and support to improve their lives through secure work, training and a healthy working life giving them financial security and self-confidence. Each purchase helps us all to create more work opportunities for other disadvantaged women and change their lives and those of their families.
The vision of Thai Tribal crafts is to trade as a Fair Trading Organization through providing development opportunities for the tribal peoples of Northern Thailand so that they can have a better life.