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OTOP fashion, crafts showcase takes Bt42m in first week

Aug 10. 2020
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By The Nation

Sales at one of the largest exhibitions of Thai crafts and fashion have already exceeded B42 million, say organisers of the Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (SACICT) and One Tambon One Product (OTOP) fair in Bangkok.

Crowds have been flocking to Impact Arena over the past week, snapping up silk, local fabrics, jewellery, and handicrafts, said Suttipong Juljarern, director of the Community Development Department.

The fair runs for another week.

Proving the biggest hit among visitors are unique textiles from each of Thailand’s 76 provinces, woven by the Fabric Cluster Project (North Region), Northeastern Textile Project, and OTOP and Community Development programmes, said Suttipong.

In addition, the visually and hearing impaired are selling handicrafts and products at 20 separate booths under the Association of Disabled Persons to generate income and boost morale during the Covid-19 crisis.

The event runs from 10am to 9pm at Challenger Hall 2-3, Impact Arena, Exhibition and Convention Centre, Muang Thong Thani, until August 16.

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