While the West has enjoyed Thailand’s beauty and resources, very few travelers question where this beauty came from. Far too often, land has been taken, people have been displaced, and village life has been destroyed all in the name of progress and development. Progress for whom and developing into what are questions not often asked. We come to enjoy the beach and forests but don’t ask why the land is there for our enjoyment.
But one brave group of women, the “Radical Grandmas” of Thailand have come together to prevent their village and way of life from being taken from them. They have spent years fending off mining companies who want to develop their land for gold mining and have developed a business of textile weaving which proves development can be sustainable and controlled locally.
We’ve set up an adventure that helps travelers meet and learn with the Radical Grandmas. You’ll meet the Grandmas, be able to learn weaving techniques with them, see what traditional Thai life is like, better understand how and why we must preserve and protect Thailand’s natural and cultural beauty, all while having a once in a lifetime homestay with some of the most interesting and wise women in Thailand.