Yompai is an importer and seller of handmade products from Thailand. We are based in Gisborne, New Zealand. The first city in the world to see the sun each day, it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean. Great surfing, windsurfing, small population, remote from the worlds trouble spots, and with fantastic wines, cheeses, macadamias and other foods it is a fantastic place to live and work.
Also known as Turanganui a Kiwa, the Maori name, it has a large population of Maori living here, Ngati Porou, Ngati Oneone among other tribes. Their culture is strongly seen here, as well as the European or Pakeha culture that followed, and in most recent years we are seeing a growing Asian influence as new peoples make this home.
Having spent 12 years in Thailand and made many friends and business contacts there, returning home to Gisborne, it seemed a natural fit, to bring back some of the amazing things seen there. Sustainably harvested Teak wood utensils, all hand crafted, sanded 5 separate times and made with great attention to detail.
We also stock handmade jewellery, in a wide variety of unique designs and styles that reflect the diversity and culture of Thailand and whose sales help support women looking to escape prostitution, and work in meaningful work.
We think you will love what we have. We are always looking to add new high quality products that support small independent businesses or communities.. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries firstname.lastname@example.org or you can chat with us direct, see the chat button at the bottom of the page.
Our address is
36 Kelvin Street
New Zealand 4010
This is Makarori beach looking South
Below is Bangkok. Such a contrast, but both amazing worlds in their own ways