Welcome to Yompai Limited.
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We are based in Gisborne, New Zealand, and from this beautiful location we source and sell handmade, lovingly crafted products, focusing on kitchen and cooking utensils. When you buy a spoon or spatula or necklace from us you help sustain a rural Thai community or enable a Thai girl to stay out of prostitution.
Handmade Teak Kitchen Utensils - repurposed
|Twenty years ago, the villagers of Baan Lek Nam Pai Yai were nomadic slash and burn farmers.||
||A grant of land from the Thai Queen Sirikit enabled them to live in one place. Specialists taught them organic farming, fish farming, and the craft of making kitchen cooking utensils by hand|
|As well as making this villagers are paid to replant native trees on the hillsides. Communities and villages cannot be healthy if the environment they live in is healthy||
Previously men and women went to Bangkok, men to be taxi drivers, women to sell themselves in bars and massage parlours. Now they can stay in the village and employed in meaningful work amongst family.
|Villagers who had been away were able to return to take care of elderly parents||
|Literally, each teaspoon sold by us helps in a small way to restore the environment, to keep women from prostitution. We buy direct from the village.||The wood comes from either sustainably harvested trees or in most cases, from wood that is left over from building sites and is repurposed.|
Handmade Lemon or Lime Squeezer Each of these is individually handmade from sustainably harvested or repurposed Teak, They are ideal for anyone cooking with or juicing lemons, limes and other...
Teak Fish Slice This is handmade from sustainably grown and harvested Teak. The Fish Slice measures 38 cm's long, 9 cm's wide at the head and 2.5 cm's wide in...
Teak Fish Slice Medium This fish slice is handmade from sustainably grown and harvested Teak and measures 37 cm's long, 8 cm's wide at the head and 3 cm's wide in the ...
Teak Ladle This is beautifully handmade from sustainably harvested Teak. The ladle is 34 cm long, the handle is 2.5 cm thick at its widest point, the head is 8 cm's across...
Teak Ladle This ladle is handmade from sustainably harvested Teak. The ladle is 31 cm long, the handle is 2.5 cm wide and the head is 7 cm's wide. Teak is a very...
Sold Out $18.00
Curved Teak Wood Spatula This spatula is handmade from sustainably harvested Teak Wood and measures 34 cm's long and 8 cm's across the head. The Spatula has a hole in the...
Rounded Teak Wood Spatula This handmade Spatula measures 37.5 cm's in length and 8.5 cm's across the head. It is ideal for cooking, especially asian foods, and would make a...
This is a handmade Teak Wood Spatula in a large size. The spatula measures 43 cm's in length, 9.5 cm's across the head and 2.5 cm's across the handle. It is Ideal for...
Teak Wood Spatula Medium This spatula measures 30.5 cm's in length and 7 cm's across the head. It is ideal for cooking, and would make a fabulous gift for those who...
Handmade Teak Wood Spatula This beautiful spatula measures 37 cm's in length, 8 cm's across the head and 2 cm's across the handle. It has a slightly curved edge, and is...
Sold Out $14.00
Teak Wooden Spoon This wooden spoon is handmade from sustainably grown and harvested Teak. The spoon measures 30 cm's in length and is 6 cm's at the head and 2 cm's wide...
Handmade Teak Salad Server This salad server is made from sustainably harvested Teak Wood. Teak is a very strong and hard wood, it will not split or splinter and is...
Back to normal, kind of. But in light of the last couple of months, we have returned to a freedom of movement that allows life to seem normal. We still are doing free shipping on all orders over $50 and delivery times are once more reasonable
Thank you for visiting us here at Yompai. We love that you have spent time with us. Please let us know if there is anything you wish to tell us about. You can email us at
ph 0275114769 (NZ)