By The Nation
Late last year, the Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (Sacict) opened its lifestyle shop Sacict Concept in Ayutthaya’s Bang Sai district and stocked it with a wide range of handmade crafts with contemporary flair that consumers can use in their daily lives.
Now Bangkok shoppers can stock up on the crafts without leaving the city, as Sacict Concept brings in products to the International Innovative Craft Fair running at Bitec Bang Na from March 24 to 26. A selection of handmade products from artisans across the country will be on sale including ceramics, silverwork, eco-friendly home decorative items, wickerwork crafts, indigo-dyed cotton and silk fabric.
The products and home decor items are made from green materials by the participating communities with functionality in mind. Sacict believes that handcraft will be one of the factors in moving Thailand towards a society based on sustainable development.
Its booth at Hall EH103 is decorated to look identical to its original store in Ayutthaya. The design interweaves contemporary style with patterns of Thai crafts, with an emphasis on white, brown and grey. Call 1289 or visit www.Sacict.or.th for details.