Inspiration - The Thai Collection
Our signature Thai Collection is inspired by the rich culture, colors and feel of Northern Thailand.
I felt an instant connection to Northern Thailand the first time I visited, like I had been there before. From the mountains, cuisine and temples to the incredible textile traditions of the hill tribes, Northern Thailand is a vibrant and soulful place that is rich beyond words and filled with inspiration.
Produced by artisans in a fair trade workshop in Northern Thailand, the modern textiles at the heart of this collection were designed as an homage to the wildly imaginative and colorful fashion traditions of Southeast Asia’s hill tribes.
There are several hill tribes (or ethnic minority groups) that live in Northern Thailand, each of which has their own distinct traditional dress, all of which are rich in color, texture and technique. My favorite hill tribe textiles are from the Hmong, whose traditional dress includes vivid, often clashing, color combinations with traditional craftsmanship that includes hand-embroidery, batik printing with indigo dyeing and bright, fringe bead work.
This traditional craftsmanship is often worn with more modern interpretations and productions of their dress, such as embroidered textiles similar to the ones created by our artisans for this collection. The Hmong fashion is a true kaleidoscope of color that stole my heart, and I know it will capture yours as well! — Jessica