About Us Ethical Trade

About us

Our showroom is based in Sanchaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar not far from the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda. My wife Jasmine (Burmese) and myself Jamie (English) have over twenty five years experience in the timber trade, travel and Myanmar handicrafts sales.

Our work is focused on ethical trade; caring for our suppliers, their families, the environment and our customer's wishes. We trade with complete awareness of our actions.

As our customers we really want you to know our suppliers so that when you purchase a gift you have some understanding of where, how and who made it. We work directly with small producers. All our products are handmade.

Ethical Trade
When buying a product from Burma Chindits we ensure that:-
- Our money goes direct to small producers who are paid a fair price for their products and skills.
- Our suppliers are treated with care and respect and are not exploited in any shape or form.
- We support the preservation of traditional crafts.
- We forge lasting relationships whereby suppliers get regular orders and dependable income.
- We are conscious of the environment and the impact our business has upon it.
- Donations are made from profits to Myanmar.
- And our customers, a truly original gift which we genuinely hope brings you pleasure.
Myanmar Craftsmen

Craftsmen have always held a respected place in Myanmar society. Now as always they take great pride in their ability.

They have been crafting products for over 2000 years.

Buddhism and spirit (Nat) worship has been the main motivation for many works. All levels of Myanmar society have prized these objects of utility and beauty. Their unique culture has resulted in many original works and designs.

What manifests itself most is the great pride and joy the craftsmen take in their work. They are very often simple and straightforward people with much kindness and compassion. We at Burma hindits take great pleasure in working together with these talented people.

" There's enough for everyone's need but not enough for everyone's greed". Mahatma Gandhi.