Monday, February 18, 2013

Ezistock's $50 Giveaway Certificate for Thai Handmade Crafts

 Ezistock is a handmade crafts outlet based in Chiangmai, Thailand. It promotes the work of local artisans by directly connecting them to overseas markets so that they can earn fair wages and be able to support their families.  What's more, all the artisans "made a pledge to use only sustainable raw materials along with eco-friendly harvesting and production processes."

Artisan profile : Doungnapa Wongpae
The artisans are all incredibly talented. They make anything from Hill tribe bags to textile products, lacquer ware, ceramics, paintings and naturally jewelry.  Many of the pieces have a distinctive Thai style.

Artisan profile : Cha- Aim
Their range has considerably expanded since I last featured them.  I found it very difficult to pick out just a few of my favorites such is the quality.  So I highly recommend readers browse through the site.

Ezistock's blog  has a wonderful collection of posts about each artisan.  The profiles explain how they came by their passion and often includes pictures of the artisans at work. Some of their stories are inspiring like that of Sakda Phetdarakul who courageously struck out on his own as a benjarong (traditional Thai hand painted porcelain ware) artisan with very little start up funds.



Others like artist Innop Wonga-nut luckily had the support of his older siblings.


Some of the artisans have years of experience behind them. One was actually taught by his father-in-law, a skilled leather silhouette artisan.  Aphisit Jromsris explained that for some reason, the women like his wife in leather work families do not do the carving but handle the coloring and other processes instead.


A number of the crafts were made by women from the hill tribes.  These cushion covers with bright blue embroidery are absolutely divine.


Giveaway
To enter the giveaway, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank. Please leave an email at the very least so I can contact you easily if you win.

This giveaway is international.


Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, February 25 , 2013. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. 

Good luck!

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68 comments :

Willi said...

Great giveaway! I love all of the crafts in the post. I am a blog subscriber and Facebook subscriber.

Unknown said...

The range of beautiful items is amazing. I would love to win pretty much anything from this site.

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Melody said...

I like Natural Chic Earrings.

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GFC Follower.

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Google Reader subscribe.

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Janet said...

What beautiful work and a great cause as well. I would be proud to own any of the pieces featured in your blog.Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Divya N said...

I love them from your last feature and its more beautiful now. I would surely like to win

Divya N said...

I follow you through GFC & facebook

queenie50cat said...

What beautiful work and a great cause as well. I would be proud to own any of the pieces featured in your blog.Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

KayzKreationz said...

What a great post. I want to go check out the artists and see what inspired them and how they've accomplished what they do. And, although I'm not a blue person, those cushion covers in the last photo are to die for. Very gorgeous. Would love a chance to win. Thanks. My e-mail is in my blogger profile.

KayzKreationz said...

I'm a blog follower. http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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I follow you on twitter. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your post and giveaway. https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/303520047098388480

Mona said...

All silver jewelry is just beautiful, and I just love the Sterling silver bangle, 'Nature Poem'
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Carol said...

What beautiful work they do. I would love to WIN. I'm a blog follower, twitter follower and FB subscriber also.
Carol
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BJ said...

Absolutely beautiful work! http://PigeonCreekSoaps.Artfire.com

I am a follower also.

samantha.tedesco said...

Enter me, please :)
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samantha.tedesco said...

I also follow you on bloglovin!
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dragonswing said...

I am a follower of your blog.

dragonswing said...

They are truly accomplished artisans in their trade. Lovely pieces.

Nancy Eha said...

Everything is beautiful and the quality is suburb.
Wishing you continued successs!

Voltzia said...

Wow, these are so beautiful ! The porcelain and cushions are gorgeous !

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I follow your blog.

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Michelle W said...

What a great giveaway! The hand made items are really neat!

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful! My blog address is sewandso.wordpress.com

gelfling50 said...

Oh wow I went to Ezistock's store site and did some looking about and their store is full of beautiful things and the prices are exceptionally easy on the pocketbook. I would love to win the gift certificate and be able to sample an item or two before buying. Thank you for this awesome opportunity ..Love the handbags by the way...lol

Jenny Holt said...

Wow love the jewelry and the vase so beautiful

Heather Burnem said...

What an amazing giveaway and such an awesome cause. Those hand painted pottery items are just beautiful! Thanks for blogging and sharing such incredible talent with us!
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Mona said...

A subscriber via email monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com
I follow on FB as LitTle BiRd
I follow on Pinterest as LitTle BiRd
I follow on twitter as @LitBir

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Prządka said...

Wonderful giveaway! I'd love to win!
Best greetings!

Prządka said...

I am a blog subscriber, of course.
Greetings!

Mona said...

I tweeted
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Shared on FB
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Nancy said...

This stuff is amazing. I love it all!

Anonymous said...

Jaw dropping beautiful! The painstaking work and time given to make such wonderful pieces. The pillows caught my eye, what amazing colors. How I would love to travel to see these first hand. Thanks!

Jamie Lynch said...

What fun and original work. Love that flower bracelet!

aims said...

I love discovering what other artists are doing. What beautiful work!

aims@bigbluebarndesigns.com

Glenda said...

Stunning and skilled work that is making a difference by being different. Great to see it supported and shared in this way and to see that following your blog brings these gems to my notice. Would love to visit and support them if I am in Chiang Mai My blog: http://daxdesigns.blogspot.com

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Christine said...

Enjoyed reading many of the artists bios - there work is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the chancey!!

Christine said...

Email subscriber

Anonymous said...

Thank you for introducing me to this fantastic site and beautiful work. Any if their items would be a treasure.

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sheridan said...

Stunning artwork. They are very talented'people. Thanks for showing us - its the reason I subscribe to this blog.

Vicky F said...

Hi Pearl,

Thanks for the chance to enter.

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Robin Halfmoon said...

So happy that these artists are being able to support themselves..would love to win !

motidana said...

What a lovely collection of handmade crafts. I would love to own them . Keeping my fingers crossed and hope that I win

Anonymous said...

I love this kind of art!

I am also a FB fan (laura[dot]moticka(at)dc[dot]gov)

and a blog subscriber (malibran).


Laura

Damla said...

This is a great giveaway! Thank you!

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KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted again about these amazing artists and the giveaway. https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/303891929895153664

jc said...

Would love to win some of those beautiful cushion covers.

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Email subscriber

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Barbara Cameron said...

What a bunch of talented folks.Who wouldn't want to win?
I'm a FB fan & an email subscriber to your blog.
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Mishqueen said...

super gorgeous! I love truly unique jewelry.

Mishqueen said...

I'm a blog follower, in Google Reader

Mishqueen said...

I Liked your facebook page
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Almost Precious said...

Some truly incredible talent. The painted porcelain ware is fantastic, such detail.

Almost Precious said...

I'm a follower of your amazing blog.

Almost Precious said...

I follow you on facebook.

ACBeads said...

This is a great giveaway.
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Jo said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Thailand has a special place in my heart ever since we visited when I was about 6. Can't wait to go back!
Thanks so much!

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Shaiha said...

What incredible items! I have always haunted Novica and now I have a new place for unique gifts

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Shared on FB

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Kathy White said...

Such beautiful art! kathyouthere@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful art work! Wish I was half as talented. kathyouthere@yahoo.com

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