As a resident of Chiang Mai, it’s very common to see advertisements for tourist attractions all over the city. The more popular sites are the temples, elephant parks, and the markets. However, we believe that if you really want to learn about Thailand, there’s hardly a better way than to visit the hill tribes’ villages. All the previously mentioned tourist attractions are so famous that one can easily read about them online. These Thai hill tribes have yet to gain social media exposure; visiting their homes will give you insight on their lifestyle and cultures .Continue reading Touristing in Chiang Mai: Thai Hill Tribes
On World Refugee Day 2019, we Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade honored the strength of refugees around the world together with other fair trade partners and supporters at Sangdee Gallery, Chiang Mai. The main event was organized by WEAVE – Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment. WEAVE was founded in 1990, with the intent to empower indigenous women and support their needs and basic human rights. The organization has evolved over the years, especially in the context of the influx of refugees from Burma.
As the theme for World Refugee Day 2019 is #StepWithRefugees — we would like to invite you all to take big or small steps in solidarity with refugees from around the world, especially in your regions.
Photo credit : CityLife Chiang Mai
With limited access to land, education, and employment opportunities, Northern Thai minorities struggle to generate enough income to provide for themselves and their families. In need to satisfy basic needs, indigenous people take any opportunity to earn a living, facing unfair working conditions and hardships of manual labor. Founded in 1973, Thai Tribal Crafts was determined to make a change. Providing tribes with advice and financial assistance, we are proud to say that we are working towards improving the quality of life in the Northern region.
However, our work would not have been possible without the support of other regional players. To assist local communities, we raise awareness by working in close collaborations with multiple organizations and activists. Continue reading The Importance of Social Corporate Responsibility Programs
Tribal Lifestyle Festival 2018 was held from 15 to 18 August 2018 at The Tribal Museum in the Mueang Chiang Mai District of Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. Due to our working days and other business schedule, we could not join from the first day but decided to join on the last day.
The event location was a bit out of the city area and it was rain on the last day. So, not many people joint the event but it was very nice and well organized with traditional performance, foods and handicrafts by tribal communities. Here are some pictures we took. Enjoy!