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  • Tom 5:09 pm on November 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , craftsmanship, , , Fashion Muslim, hijab, , incomes, Kaffiyeh, masculine Arab headdress, , Muslim clothing, Muslim costume, Muslim costumes, Muslim Fashion, Muslim Fashion Project, Narathiwat, , , resident, , , Satun, , South, , Yala   

    Fashion for export: Thai-made Muslim costumes go international 

    Fashion for export: Thai-made Muslim costumes go international

    Muslim Fashion Project: Flickr.com

    How could a decent economy bring stability to local residents in Thailand’s far South when the ongoing southern insurgency continues? The violence that erupted in early 2004 and has continued since has left thousands of people dead in its wake and has severely affected daily life of many of the locals who see their incomes sharply depleted.

    Muslim apparel and costume accessories made by villagers in the southern border provinces are one of the incentives that government-related agencies have been trying to push forward to compete in international markets so as to improve the quality of life of local residents.

    Members of local dressmaking groups have been trained to improve their skills in designing, tailoring, lacing and embroidering Muslim clothing, thanks to the Industrial Promotion Department’s Industrial Development Project for Muslim Costume Products in Thailand’s Five Southernmost Provinces. (More …)

  • Tom 6:26 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Chatuchak, , Chatuchak Weekend Market, Farmers, , Good Products, Good Products from the Far South, , incomes, local products, , southern border provinces,   

    “Good Products from the Far South” to be held in Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok 

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    The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will hold the “Good Products from the Far South” during 10 to 13 September at the Marketing Organization for Farmers (MOF) Market next to Chatuchak Weekend Market.

    Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister, Theera Wongsamut, stated that the fair would be held for the second time as it had gained a lot of interest in its first year. He said the Ministry had played an essential part in promoting and developing the agriculture and agricultural institutions in the five southern border provinces. (More …)

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