Wowza! That was some awesome buying and selling this morning (and all the way into the afternoon). Thanks to everyone who bought stuff to bless Cambodia and Thailand! As promised, I have a second round of goods for my friends who can’t get to the computer during the work day (you don’t have to have a 9 to 5 job to participate though).
Here’s a quick repeat of the scoop:
Super-excited today to share some goodies from Cambodia and Thailand with you (at a deliciously reasonable cost). If you’ve bought stuff from me before, you know how it goes. Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail telling me what you want, and the first offer gets the worm (or the scarf, as it were). Make sure you keep refreshing the blog, because I’ll update what’s sold.
Some of the items are from two amazing organization called Daughters of Cambodia and Kingdom Kreations. They help women leave the sex trade and find honorable work making bags/jewelry, giving manicures, running a cafe/coffee shop. The Daughters/KK (fair trade) merchandise is priced according to how much I bought it for, and I’ll just pay myself back when you buy it from me.
The rest of the items are from various markets in Phnom Penh and Chiang Mai (Thailand). These items are not necessarily fair trade, but hopefully they helped the merchants I bought them from in at least a small way. For these items, I’m marking up the price a bit and giving the proceeds to some of my favorite ministries in Cambodia and Thailand (I’ll be sharing more about those in the weeks to come).
After seeing firsthand what God is doing in SE Asia, it’s such a privilege to be able to give to those who are sharing the gospel and loving the poor.
I’ll figure out shipping based on what you order. FREE shipping on orders over $30.
Set #1: Fabulous printed scarves from Chiang Mai Night Market. $10 each. Super-soft scarves (also from Chiang Mai) $12 each. I posted a few of these this morning, and they sold out in about a minute.
Set #2: 100% Cotton Hand-Woven Scarves from Chiang Mai Night Market. $6 each. These aren’t as soft as the super-soft ones in the first set, but they’re not scratchy, and they are soooo pretty. The colors are amazing (and thanks to Gabe’s awesome photography, they look just like they do in the picture) and vibrant. You should probably get 2 or 3.
SOLD OUT. Set #3: Elephant Zippy Pouches from Russian Market, Phnom Penh. $4 each. These little cuties are about 3 x 4 inches big and bright, colorful, and whimsical. (The two in the middle are more 3D.) LOVE.
Set #4: Burlap Flower Pouches
and Fish Purses. $6 each. Fish purses SOLD OUT. Red/pink pouch SOLD.
The flower ones are about 4×8 inches, and the stinkin’ cute fish are a little smaller.
Set #5: Wooden beaded bracelets from Russian Market in Phnom Penh. $4 each. EDIT: 5 bracelets left.
Love these. So pretty. Each one is different.
Set #6: More! 100% Cotton Hand-Woven Scarves from Chiang Mai Night Market. $6 each. EDIT: Only one left. Top row, 2nd from right.
Set #7: Patterned ID Wallets from Kingdom Creations, Phnom Penh. $5 each. I really, really, really like these. Made of very durable material and so bright and colorful. There’s a separate pouch with a clear window for your ID to show through, and then you can keep cash/coins in the back pocket. (They’re about 3×4 inches big.)
Washer earrings from Daughters. $5. SOLD. Washer bracelets from Daughters. $6. Love the World bracelet. $5. SOLD.
These are sooo cool, and we got to watch the girls making them. Talk about talent!
Set #9: Traditional Cambodian Scarves from Rajana Crafts (another fair trade shop). $5 each. EDIT: first 4 SOLD.
You’ll see this kind of scarf everywhere in Cambodia. And people wear them in all sorts of ways–for decoration, for practical purposes, even as curtains and bed decor. Versatile.
Wallets from Kingdom Creations (on left). $6 each. Wallets SOLD OUT. Cell phone cases. $4 each. Gecko pouch from Rajana. $6.
Set #11: Sweet banners from Daughters. Red/white banner. $10 each. One red/white banner left.
Yellow/white banner. $7.
The red/white banner is about 10 feet long, and the triangles are about 6 inches tall. The yellow/white one is about 7 feet long and 2 inches tall.
There you go! Let the fun begin!
Don’t forget. Leave a comment or e-mail me if you’re interested in something, and I’ll update frequently as things are sold. Free shipping on orders over $30.
Thanks for blessing some awesome folks serving Jesus (and the poor) in Cambodia and Thailand!