Our Top 5 of Thai sustainable handcrafted items exhibited :
1- Odor absorbing Charcoals made from coconut shells and brass, exhibited at the DEWA (DEsign from Waste of Agriculture) corner. Ban Yai Mom community are making a living from artisanal fisheries. Dewa design team found out that a copious amount of coconut shells were left from the production of coconut water, made to generate extra income. This scrap material was turned into non-toxic charcoal incorporated in a minimal form decorative stand fitting all contemporary interior designs.
2-Nuaynard Handmade soaps are 100% made from natural ingredients. Nuaynard uses local resources from Baan Sub Sri Chan in Isaan such as water, rice bran oil, coconut oil, ... Soaps come in a paper and cardboard elegant package. The 4 scents offered all strongly remind Thailand natural products distinctive smells : tumeric, cedarwood, frankincense, Lemongrass.
3-Kloomtree Tables are made by Ban Noen Dindang community. They traditionally grow kloomtrees, cut trunks into stripes and weave it together to design curled jellyfish baskets or bags. With distinctive weaving skills, they are able to turn their jellyfish baskets into decorative baskets and coffee tables. A steal stand has been incorporated as a way of better meeting the demands of urban consumers.
4-Pubb Gift-Ba & Sakon boxes from Ayodhya made from cotton and natural fibers. These products are part of the T-Style Isaan object project conducted under the eyes of 3 Thai designers. Isaan in Evolution project strives bringing conventional Isaan products to mix with other unusual functions to create lifestyle objects with characteristic design. Elegant & minimalist, these boxes fit all modern interiors. 3 colors available : blue, black, red.
5-Sustainable kids wear from Little Sol are indigo dyed, weaved and sewed in Isaan from cotton and silk. Usind the traditional process of indigo dying, clothes are toxic-free and 100% sustainable. Little Sol designs lovely dresses, shorts and tops in shades of white and blue.