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Address: 89 Thein Pyu Road | Next to Monsoon restaurant, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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+95 1 295 3580
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09:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 21:30
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We provide a fair trade marketplace for small Myanmar producers, opening...

We provide a fair trade marketplace for small Myanmar producers, opening opportunities for them to improve their social and economic situation. We are committed to using local materials and local artisans to produce quality, handmade products with a contemporary twist. Our producers include people with HIV, street youths, the mentally and physically disabled, and small family businesses fighting poverty. When you are in Yangon drop by to pick up some ethically-sourced memories of your time in the land of a thousand pagodas.

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Fair trade and funky. A bit of modern style with a burmese flavour to take home with you.

A great enterprise mixing empowerment of local groups with modern design. Items with a unique flavour of Myanmar that you'll keep around and use for years keeping the memories of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rich B
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great enterprise mixing empowerment of local groups with modern design. Items with a unique flavour of Myanmar that you'll keep around and use for years keeping the memories of your amazing time there (work or pleasure) fresh and vivid... well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across Pomelo wondering around in Bogyoke market, then discovered they also have second even bigger store downtown, we leaped with great excitement into the next taxi and were certainly not disappointed on arrival. The shop is utterly wonderful, so many beautiful handcrafted products all created by disadvantaged artisans from all over Myanmar. Super friendly staff who were great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really beautiful shop selling fairly traded, hand crafted traditional products which support local craftsmen and women. They have wonderful variety of handicrafts for such good value I was a bit taken aback. These range from homewares like cushion covers, candle holders and blankets to smaller gifts, notepads, bags and toys. Definitely a must see for anyone looking to take... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lovely little gift shop with nice design and decoration. Highly recommendation for unique cultural handicrafts and souvenirs.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a wonderful shop!!! Fair-trade, unique designs and a wonderful back story!! Talk to the lovely staff about how their and others lives have been changed around by this shop's ethos and existence!! Providing so many jobs to those who need it - the disabled, the poor etc etc. Well done Polmelo!!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Really cool little gift shop, and a great experience in many aspects. Very reasonable prices, beautiful handicrafts and you also contribute to a good cause by going here! Definitely my top recommendation for souvenirs and gifts.

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The store is conveniently located next to lovely restaurant (Monsoon) in Yangon. Someone from the store popped by our table to tell us about the place. So after a lovely meal we trudged up three flights of stairs (felt like five :)) to this wonderful, charming and expensive fair trade store. They have an exhaustive collection of cultural and kitschy... More 

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Paris, France
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This shop is great on all aspects. The products are beautiful, handmade, good quality and very colorful. Perfect place to find nice souvenirs for the family and friends. More than that, Pomelo has established fair-trade relationships with all the artisans making these products, so it's a good and useful purchase for this cause ! Finally, the place itself is really... More 

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mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The shop is nice, some items really expensive. I wouldn't consider this shop as a souvenirs store, but you can find some pretty local stuff. The idea is about fair trade for handcrafts, but in my case I would like to buy more items with the name of "Myanmar" or "Yangon" on it instead just a a pretty generic decorative... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I got some wallets and other small gifts here. Def a good find people will be happy to receive :) ... its all fair trade and pretty fashionable. Yet for the small things relatively ok priced.

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