We live in a world of immediate gratification and throw-away waste, which is why tree-huggers will love Green Thai Product, an environmentally friendly brand producing creatively designed fashion accessories from recycled materials.
The brand, which regularly donates a portion of its profits to causes benefitting needy children and upcountry self-sufficiency initiatives, was founded by Poj Kheawchaaum following his voluntary participation in a check-dam project in Chiang Mai which helped locals to manage water usage and prevent topsoil erosion. “The project helped me to feel very connected to nature and I vowed that from then on, if I ever had my own business, I would run it – and my life – in accordance with eco-friendly principles,” he says.
Green Thai Product takes pet food packaging, old rice sacks, plastic sheets, unwanted paper and cardboard, even old rubber inner tubes and transforms them into eye-catching fashion accessories such as stylish shoulder bags, functional shopping bags, snazzy iPhone and iPad cases, attractive purses and wallets, and dapper passport covers and business card holders to name but a few.
These handmade products, which range from B85-B5500, are fashioned by the brand’s skillful craftsmen based on the designs of some of Thailand’s most creative young green-at-heart designers.
The offerings at Green Thai Product aren’t limited to home-grown items though. Here you will also find eco-friendly goodies by brands such as The Remaker, which recycles old Absolute Vodka bottles as pendant lights and discarded clothes as chic home décor items, and Paperista, which offers playful jewellery made from old
beads and recycled magazines.
This is an outlet where the ‘feel good factor’ runs high because when you make a purchase not only are you getting a funky fashion or home décor product, you are also doing something worthwhile for the environment.
Green Thai Product
Room 404, 3rd flr, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre | 08 4538 2338,
08 6141 7385 | greenthaiproduct.com | Tue-Sun 11am-8pm