Nine Thai Green Companies With Sustainability At Their Core
While numerous organizations only pay lip service to significant environmental and social issues, some of Thailand’s most interesting brands are focusing their entire operations around sustainability and uplifting local communities.
Whether it is mitigating waste in the fashion industry, fighting the exploitation of labor wages and laws, or fostering community engagement through interesting events, here are nine green Thai companies that are proving that profit and sustainability can co-exist.
This Chiang Mai-based brand dealing in bags and accessories creates all its products with tong tung leaves—a tough and durable plant native to Thailand’s northern provinces. ‘Mr. Leaf’ aims to encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle by reusing old materials.
Locally sourced and chemical-free, the chic clothing lines from Folkcharm are based on collaborations with various rural Thai communities. The organization is committed to fair employment and has helped the lives of countless organic farmers.
Taktai produces a wide range of handmade fashion items, from shoes to tops, all using 100 percent natural fabrics from organic banana, bamboo, hemp, pineapple, water hyacinth, and water lily.
Maison Craft is a 100 percent environmentally-friendly brand that deals in homeware with modern, trendy designs and interesting geometric motifs. Core to its sustainability mission is uplifting local craftspeople and helping promote their ancient design traditions.
To make these trendy, practical, and environmentally-friendly shoes, Thai-brand Larinn sources materials from villages across Thailand with the help of HM the Queen’s SUPPORT foundation. The mission of the brand is to support the local traditions and creativity of Thailand.
Instead of letting old, tired clothes rot in the closet, this Bangkok-based brand is known for collecting thrifty threads and transforming them into functional wallets, hats, and stylish tote bags.
A project from Re-Leaf Studio, a sustainability-focused Thai design firm—Rubber Killer takes abandoned tires from bicycles and four-wheeled vehicles to produce straps, wallets, and bags that are functional and fashion-forward.
Fulame is a Thai organization that focuses on equal opportunity employment and environmental sustainability. This trendy brand Fulame creates all of its products using indigo dyes and natural materials.
Seeker x Retriever
Seeker x Retriever is a Thai-Australian label that works with craftspeople in the north to carefully dye, weave, and sew its gender-neutral clothing lines, using all-natural materials.
Replace your traditional event gifts with fashionable and green products from these Thai brands that are dedicated to uplifting local communities and are helping to preserve the environment.