Photos by Helen Morgan for Ecouterre
Located in the rural outskirts of central Chiang Mai, Thailand, Studio Naenna work with local female artisans to make some truly beautiful fabrics. As well as offering a socially responsible exchange of labor, the eco textile brand use all natural materials and dyes to make their fabrics, scarves, and garments. Ecouterre was fortunate enough to visit the studio – which in itself is stunning – and watch the women at work using indigo dyes and weaving on looms. What followed was an interesting interview about the background of the brand and Patricia Cheesman, founder of the studio, with her daughter Lamorna Cheesman. Read on for an in-depth look at the work of these incredible artisans and the philosophy behind the brand.