The eco-mindset continues to sweep through Bangkok, bringing exciting ways for Bangkokians to become part of the global green movement. In the Creative District, a collaboration between several environmental groups and Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok brings you a new monthly market that is open to everyone to come be a vendor or be a shopper.
The concept behind the 100 Kilometers Market is simple. Every product you buy comes with a carbon footprint. The further away its origin to you, the higher its carbon footprint and impact to our earth. By choosing to produce and/or consume local, you are part of a global movement to reduce “food kilometers” by limiting carbon emissions caused by food transporting planes, trucks, boats and trains.
By sourcing only products made or grown within 100 kilometers from Bangkok and establishing a marketplace for them in the city, the 100 Kilometers Market establishes an environmentally responsible connection point between Bangkokians and producers. The 100 Kilometers Market is where one can shop conscientiously and support Thai local producers wholeheartedly.
So pick up your tote bags, get on the BTS and straight to Saphan Taksin station where the 100 Kilometers Market is in Shangri-La Hotel’s Krung Thep Wing.
For producers who are interested in becoming vendors:
Are you an urban farmer? Making products from resources close to the city? Whether you are a seasonal vegetable farmer or organic soap producer, if you are within 100 kilometers from Bangkok, please join us and become part of the 100 Kilometers Market family. Our growing and inclusive community is always searching for more vendors to support.
Contact the 100 Kilometers Market via messaging Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabfarmbkk
Please provide the following:
1) Your brand name and product description
2) Your name, number, and email
3) Your brand contact details (webpage, social media, number etc.)
4) Images of your product that we can use to feature