Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade

Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade, Chiang Mai: Hours, Address, Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade Reviews: 5/5

Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade

Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ferrett
Madison, WI144 contributions
Jan 2016 • Business
First despite what the previous reviewer said this place is open for business. It's a little of the main road and the signage is not good but once inside its good. They have huge selection of gifts made by members of Thailand hills tribes. The prices are good which is great and it's all fair trade. Not bad even if you have to look for it.
Written January 28, 2016
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Midwest-JJ
Midwest39 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
The Tribal Crafts Fair Trade shop was a welcome oasis of high quality, unique gifts -- especially after endless stalls filled with me-too merchandise at the Night Bazaar. No haggling necessary here because the prices are lower than you'll find elsewhere (for some items as much as 60% cheaper here) -- and your purchases support the various tribes indicated on the price tag.

Most items are cloth, emphasizing the deep colors and fine needlework traditions. There are many styles and colors for hand bags, purses, pouches, scarves, table runners, toiletry bags, wallets, mobile phone cases and more. I found a great Karen-made kitchen apron in blue (195 THB), as well as a tiny Lisu-made pouch (perfect for earbuds - 40 THB). My stylish sister (often difficult to shop for) will get a Hmong-made tote bag (390 THB) that jumped out as perfect for her.

There are also some wood bowls, carvings, and hammocks, but we found enough fabric-based gifts.

On our visit, customer service was thoughtful and responsive. Without being prompted, the shopkeeper brought over a basket when she noticed my partner had her hands full. When I asked about another apron on display, she immediately went to see if there were more in stock.

Overall, we were thrilled to get most of our gift/souvenir shopping done somewhere we could purchase uniquely Thai items -- and support the workers who actually made those items.

Pointing out that the store is near McCormick Hospital helped the tuk-tuk driver know where to find 208 Bamrungrat Road -- as shown on the store's web site.
Written January 7, 2015
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Sam P
6 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
I went to the outlet, smaller shop on Moon Muang road inside the old city. I got some things on huge discount, and even what wasn't on sale was reasonably priced. It just goes to show how much you are getting up charged at the night bazaars, and you can feel good spending your money helping out local workers at a fair pay.
Written June 9, 2016
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Hikingirl
Montpellier, France357 contributions
Feb 2014 • Solo
Thai tribal crafts have 2 shops in Chiang Mai : one in the Old city, called Fair trade shop, 25/9 Moonmuang Rd and the other outside the city center. They have exactly the same products, the second shop is larger, so the presentation is better.
They have a large choice of products from different tribes. A label precises which tribe has made the item. High quality products, nothing to see with all bad quality products sold on the other markets (night, Saturday and Sunday markets) where we mostly find items made in China.
This tribal handicraft helps to support hill tribes population.
It is the best place to buy gifts. They have a website http://www.ttcrafts.co.th/index.html
Written February 28, 2014
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JKRWOz
Perth, Australia69 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
When I was in Thailand I did the Hill Tribe Weaving class with Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade. I have been searching for something like this for so long as I have always admired the beautiful weaving work done by the different Hill Tribes but wasn't sure where I could find to do this.

On the day I arrived Nuch and Nalay looked after me so well. I don't speak much Thai, Nuch has great English and Nalay is a little bit shy but you could see her confidence growing as the course went along. The funny thing is though how quickly you can bond and laugh and share your life with people not only through words but also actions.

As I learnt to use the backstrap loom and weave (I have never done it before) there were many giggles as I pulled some interesting moves trying to understand. The girls are so talented it is so effortless to them. For me as the session went on it went from feeling like I had no idea to things starting to click and a beautiful piece of to fabric coming to life in front of me. I felt genuinely proud!

I was so excited I bought a loom from the store to continue on my journey with this when I got home. (And knowing my new found enthusiasm probably didn't match my skill level yet lol, I also bought some beautiful bags and table runners from the store to inspire me!).

I really recommend this course. If you like handicrafts and want to experience some time with lovely Hill Tribe staff (Also Joyce and her husband who coordinate this who were so helpful to me!) take this course. There is something so relaxing about taking time out from modern technology to go back to basics and learn a skill that has lasted hundreds of years and been passed down generations.

Nalay and Nuch... thank you so much beautiful girls! This will stay with me as a once in a lifetime experience!
Written March 11, 2017
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formershrink
New Jersey, USA672 contributions
Feb 2020
If you like authentic handmade textile items, come here. There is a good selection of very attractive handmade goods at very low prices. I got some handsome bargains, two handwoven scarves.
Written February 15, 2020
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RWCFamily
Redwood City, CA47 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
My two children and I took a three hour weaving class at Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade. This was a great way to learn about the local traditions and create something of our own - all why supporting a social cause. Our instructors were very friendly, helpful and patient. Though my kids have some experience weaving on a floor loom, I was a complete beginner. By the end, I felt like I understood the process and had accomplished something. We went home with our weaving and picked up a few things in the shop, as well.

From registration through our departure, the experience was great. I highly recommend it and will certainly come back if in Chiang Mai.
Written August 29, 2017
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Your two kids were great and smart in learning hill tribe traditional back-strap weaving. Let us know if you come back again to Chiang Mai in the future. You can learn the advanced patterns by then. Thank you and all the best.
Written September 26, 2017
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jamargulies
Philadelphia, PA24 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
The shop has started to teach Karen-style cotton weaving using a traditional body loom. The course was excellent and improved my understanding of traditional crafts.
Written March 10, 2017
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Ryan S
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand7 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
They have a huge selection of reasonably-priced traditional crafts sourced from the various indigenous people groups of Thailand. Their staff are friendly and helpful. I was impressed to learn that all their products are designed and produced locally, many right upstairs in their own design and assembly rooms! Speaking with the management made it clear that this company's mission is more than just economic. This is a organization that creates sustainable opportunity for its employees and suppliers. If you're in town, I highly recommend you go check out their showroom and meet the staff!
Written September 23, 2015
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Cindy S
Shreveport, LA26 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
So much variety! You can find gifts for all ages plus it's satisfying knowing you are helping local artisans. I had a hard time choosing! I could've spent my whole gift budget in that store!!
Written July 29, 2015
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