FolkCharm Crafts is a Thai social enterprise that partners with natural cotton farmers, artisanal communities and local craftswomen to create apparel with the right blend of contemporary living and traditional wisdom.
Through this, they hope to build a culture of ethical consumers and prove to the younger generation that this is not only an art worth conserving, but also an activity that allows them to generate sufficient income so that they do not have to leave their families to work.
Check out FolkCharm's wide range of products at www.folkcharm.com
Since its foundation in 2014, FolkCharm Crafts now works with 10 local weavers in Wangsaphung District of Loei Province and 12 home-based women tailors, seamstresses and craftswomen in Bangkok and Ratchaburi Province. Indigo textiles are also sourced from 'Bhukram', their social enterprise partner in Buphan District, Sakonnakhon Province. Since July 2016, FolkCharm has encouraged 8 women farmers in Phuluang District of Loei Province to grow chemical-free natural cotton on 3.5 acres of land. Together with these inspiring women, they create unique pieces of carefully crafted products from organic and natural materials.