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Pomelo

Closed Now: 09:30 - 21:00
Open today: 09:30 - 21:00
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Lovely store for conscious gifts.

Great place for socially responsible and beautiful gifts. Make sure you pay a visit when in Yangon... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
L4668HOmarkm
via mobile
Great shop

Very helpful and friendly staff, great variety of fair trade products carefully and well sourced... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LukeW950
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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We are a contemporary Fair Trade craft shop supporting 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...more
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89 Thein Pyu Road | Next to Monsoon restaurant, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for socially responsible and beautiful gifts. Make sure you pay a visit when in Yangon! An excellent range of gifts for all tastes.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful and friendly staff, great variety of fair trade products carefully and well sourced from Myanmar, excellent for souvenirs, presents and mementos. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LukeW950
Pomelo M, Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to come see us, Luke! Customers like yourself are what keeps us going. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pomelo is a splendid example of a fair trade shop that cares about the producers as much as the clientele. Here, you can find a stunning selection of souvenirs, handy tools and simply amazing things that will remind you of Myanmar for ages to come....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vlad A
Pomelo M, Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by our Fair Trade store, Vlad! We are happy you have wonderful memories and items to take with you.

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We popped in as we like to support social enterprises and wanted to get a few gifts for our family. The range and quality of the products is wonderful and the staff are all very friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelsUK
Pomelo M, Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words, TravelsUK! Keep doing what you're doing in the name of social enterprise, the world could use more shoppers such as yourself!

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely colorful items, which are locally produced by small social enterprises across the country. Whatever you buy here will make a small contribution towards the livelihood of a local family!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nadineandrea
Pomelo M, Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi NadeskaJ! Thank you for coming into Pomelo and supporting our producer groups. Every bit helps, and they are exceedingly grateful for your patronage.

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Pomelo is a fantastic little shop with bright colors and friendly staff. I enjoyed my time shopping.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christa P
Pomelo M, Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad to have had you shop with us, Christa! Looking forward to your next visit...!

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Make sure you drop into Pomelo whilst in Yangon. Fantastic shop selling fair trade products and items that are souvenirs from Myanmar which you actually want to buy! The staff are friendly - as is everyone we have met so far in this lovely country....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gillian T
Pomelo M, Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Gillian Big thanks for your review and lovely to meet you. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Pomelo Team #designforchange PS. there's some delicious noodles throughout Myanmar

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Charming, high quality shop that sells fair-trade products. Each piece has a story behind it, which makes your purchase even more memorable. You will be hard-pressed to remember that you are traveling (one assumes) and can only fit so much in your suitcase - everything...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauren P
Pomelo M, Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Lauren Love the fact you bought the biggest monk bowl on your first day here in Myanmar - and very glad you don't regret it! Have a wonderful trip. Pomelo Team #designforchange

Reviewed 30 August 2018

I went to this store 3 times during my 3 days in Yangoon -- I couldn't get enough. The purses and wallets are the best -- I bought 15 because they were so affordable and great for gifts. A great place to shop with a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sarah H
Pomelo M, Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Guten Tag! Thanks for visiting us and the positive feedback. We hope you enjoy your keepsakes from Myanmar. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and will be thrilled to welcome you back to our country!

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I got 2 small items for me and my husband when i visited this place on my own. I met the manager and she explained me and walked me through their items. I read about each item which helped me understand where it came from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Notpineapple
Pomelo M, Manager at Pomelo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hi Joycen, Thank you so much for visiting our shop! We're always glad to educate our customers on the groups we support and the backstory from where their purchase(s) came from. Hope you are able to visit us again soon! Best Pomelo

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