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Walking Street promotes Thai handmade products

Dec 23. 2019
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By The Nation

The Walking Street@Silom event organised by the ministries of Commerce and Culture is now wooing customers to take a look at Thai traditional handmade products from 30 brands.

Line Kram Saruda is one of 30 brands offering tie-dyeing shirts created by Saruda Kantawong, an artist and dyeing teacher, and Sirapob Boonsuk, a graphic designer.

Saruda said that her dyeing style is called Shibori, using rocks to make colour patterns. They have both taught their dyeing techniques for 3-4 years, charging only Bt2,500-3,500.

Maka Brand created by Suchada Khlongnakrop, a former programer, has received four stars from One Tambon One Product. The shop sells bags, baskets and key rings. All products are decorated with animal-shaped leather.

Maka also has hemp fabric hats and keychains, which have drawn the attention of foreign tourists.

Ban Nok Hook (House of Owls) provides fancy keychains in the shape of an owl, a lucky mascot for Japanese people. The brand was named after traditional network communities in Chom Thong district, Bangkok.

Donlapak Thanapan, owner of Ban Nok Hook, wants to distribute the income to communities and decided to hire the elderly to help assemble various parts of keychains.

The products have got very good responses, so the shop is expanding into a new product lines such as key covers, bags and T-shirts.

By Grandmama (Thai Dessert Soap by Grandmama) sells soap products that look like Thai desserts and tells their history.

The owner of the brand, Rungpailin Pinyokaew, chooses only natural ingredients to make soaps as she used to make for her family, bringing joy to her family.

The Ministry of Culture rewarded By Grandmama as the best product from Ratchaburi province in 2019.

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