Join TAMMACHAT at the Fair Trade Bazaar, May 10-11, 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

Join us at Nova Scotia’s most unique Fair Trade Bazaar! Come explore the rich and exotic variety of fairly traded goods -- from natural textiles and jewellery to felted carpets and textile art to women's accessories, handbags and home wares. Celebrate Mother's Day and World Fair Trade Day by supporting local Nova Scotian businesses that practice globally conscious trade with cooperatives and other groups in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

More books for kids in Laos

TAMMACHAT sponsors 2 more book parties and daily reading programs at rural schools in Laos! Thanks to our customers over the last year, kids got books published in Laos by Big Brother Mouse in:
  • Jan. 8, 2014: Laksaopat Village, Xieng Khuang Province
  • Feb. 12, 2014: Huaikhorng Village, Xieng Khuang Province

"Spectacular Textiles of Nan River Basin" -- Exhibition Opening, Chiang Mai, Thailand

We had the good fortune to be invited to the opening night of a new textile exhibition at the Bank of Thailand Museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Dec. 20, 2013 -- "Spectacular Textiles of Nan River Basin." And spectacular they are, as was the evening's show.

Guests arrrived in their finery -- dressed in elaborate, handwoven textiles from Nan province, Lanna textiles (from Northern Thailand) and beyond. We enjoyed local food -- noodles of all sorts, bananas roasted over a fire and glazed with pineapple and coconut, sweetened sesame sticky rice balls and other delicacies served in small bowls made from dried leaves secured with hand-carved toothpicks, along with fruit drinks served in cups made from segments of bamboo.

Our focus this trip is to spend more time learning about and appreciating traditional textiles in this region. It was great to see so many young people at the exhibition opening, as without their interest, these traditions face an uncertain future.