Our Culture and Community
We built The Hope Fair to introduce you to local artisans, designers and entrepreneurs.
Our original intention was to be a creative alternative shopping option for Bangkokians and raise money for an important cause, the Mercy Centre. Six years later our intention, like a seed, has sprouted and grown into something even more meaningful and relevant that we originally imagined. And it would not be possible without you, the amazing people who make up The Hope Fair community.
No mere market or event, The Hope Fair is a happy social occasion. You can always find products to admire, conversation to share and genuine connections to make. We are grateful that such a beautiful diversity of visitors make it a point to attend the fair whenever its on. And we are always pleased to see groups of friends meeting up for an afternoon outing or after work shopping date at the fair. This is our community and we couldn’t be more proud.
The Hope Fair’s support to Charities
Total Amount donated: 956,975 THB & counting!
Staying true to our commitment to creating a new, positive cycle of commerce, The Hope Fair promises that part of every vendor’s participating fee is donated to the Mercy Centre.
The Mercy Centre is an organization that supports the underprivileged children and families of Klong Toey, one of Bangkok’s biggest slums. We are focused on supporting this community and The Mercy Centre’s good works.
Together, with your help, we are focused on supporting this community and The Mercy Center’s good works.
Since 2014, The Hope Fair, its vendors and shoppers, have contributed nearly 900 000 THB to the Mercy Centre. These funds go towards programs, initiatives and activities that support the children of Klong Toey.
Together, we have repaired schools, provided tuition fees, and supported other important community projects. The global donation receipt for each event is posted on our Facebook page after the event.
Please visit www.mercycentre.org to learn more about the Mercy Centre.
The Hope Fair features a Mercy Centre booth at every event. You are most welcome to bring along any donations such as gently-used clothing, household items, shoes, etc. These items will be directly distributed to Klong Toey families that are in need. Your contribution will make an impact in the lives of many underprivileged Families.
The booth also provides information on Mercy Centre and the Hope Fair’s contributions.
Whether you’re interested in volunteering or making a donation, you can learn about several other charitable organizations besides the Mercy Centre. We are pleased to state that 10 other charities from around Thailand participate in The Hope Fair.
These charities include Sop Moei Arts, Fatima Center, Lao Song Crafts, Roy Rak Creative, Second Chance, UNHCR Thailand, etc. Each of them offer a variety of quality products that are made by underprivileged groups and uplift communities in need.
Bangkok’s Conscious Shopping Community
It’s hard to rush through a visit at The Hope Fair so when you get here, do take your time. Stroll through the stalls and get to know the vendors who are eager to share their wares, tasty treats and knowledge with you. Each one of them and The Hope Fair team are delighted to meet you and show you around.
Your interest in conscious shopping experiences drives us to select vendors who share our values and offer quality products. We ensure that our vendors are committed to positive business practices, social awareness, green innovations, fair trade or charitable causes.
The items featured at The Hope Fair fulfill important consumer demands for goods that are designed and made with care. Consumers today want know that their products have a positive impact on the environment and/or local community.
Whether it is natural, organic, antibiotic-free, grass-fed, sustainable production or fair trade, these requirements reflects the collective aspiration to build a better world. Our conscious shoppers want to nourish their bodies, protect wildlife, nurture the environment, and create a brighter future for the next generation. It is our delight to ensure their time and money is spent on vendors who align with those ideals.
Part of shopping consciously is shopping locally. This ensures that consumers’ spending goes towards supporting the local economy. As a Hope Fair shopper, your money goes directly to Bangkok’s entrepreneurs, independent businesses, and strengthening local employment. Like you, we believe it is important to consider the working conditions of those employed to produce the clothes or food you buy. Do those conditions meet international standards? Does the work pay a living wage? The Hope Fair believes that conscious shopping means purchasing fair trade or ethically-made goods because it provides a degree of protection and assurance for workers.
The Hope Fair believes in choosing products and packaging that reduces harmful effects on the environment. We encourage our visitors to reduce your own carbon footprint by bringing reusable bags, glass jars and containers to The Hope Fair. Conscious shopping also considers the welfare of animals throughout their life cycle. We value cruelty-free practices, grass-fed livestock that roam freely, hygienic conditions, avoiding harmful steroids or antibiotics, and providing every creature with a dignified end. The Hope Fair works to ensure these values are shared by all our participating vendors and partners.
We seek to support businesses and individuals who deeply consider the welfare of animals, the environment and the local community. It is our fondest wish that you always enjoy discovering interesting products and the wonderful individuals who provide them. Your support inspires us to continuously widen our community by bringing in new vendors.
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