Thai Jewelry, Klong Toey, Bangkok
This Thailand jewelry is from a small-scale income generation project involving Thai women and youth from the Klong Toey slums in Bangkok. These women need supplementary income so they can afford to raise their children and send them to school. These Thai jewelry pieces are made using genuine silver and semi-precious stones resulting in beautiful handmade silver jewelry and semi precious stone jewelry you'll be proud to wear.
Thai Jewelry, Village Communities
This jewelry is exquisite handmade silver jewelry from village communities in Thailand. They are acquired from a Fair Trade jewelry organisation that supports artists by ensuring them equality and justice. The proceeds from these fair trade jewelry pieces help these artists to develop sustainable business practices while at the same time maintaining their traditional jewelry art skills.
The fair trade jewelry pieces reflect ethnic cultures and traditions of the Thai Kingdom. While the jewelry has some adaptation, the age-old culture and ethnic origins of these artisans are apparent in the jewelry designs. These are craft skills of love that involve much time, patience and talent. Crafts are vitally important as a means of preserving the traditional values of community life and protecting the environment in Thailand.
Behind every piece of fair trade jewelry is a fascinating human story. Sustaining a market for their jewelry crafts provides support for these people and their families through income generation as well as the dignity and confidence derived from creative production. These people wish to be recognised as proud artisans who have painstakingly handcrafted the jewelry shown on the Thai jewelry page. They have adapted and developed their indigenous jewelry craft skills for a broader market rather than for their own families or local community, as was formerly the case. They are all members of self-organised community-based groups, or organisations set up by others with the sole objective of supporting the successful production and marketing of their crafts.
Please join together with us in helping to preserve this Kingdom’s heritage of jewelry craft traditions and to enable Thailand’s jewelry artisans to gain the art of self-reliance.
Thai Silk Weavers
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Fair Trade Thai Jewelry