Studio Naenna, Thailand
ikat weaving and NATURAL DYE
Founded by art historian Patricia Cheesman in 1985, Studio Naenna offers fair trade hand woven and plant-based dyed fabric in the highest quality and exclusive designs. Hidden away from the centre of Chiang Mai, the studio specialize in handmade complex weaving and a wide range of natural dying, creating weft ikat fabrics with fine natural silks and cotton. They work with Weavers For the Environment (WFE) across Thailand, a women’s group that aims to improve the well being of weavers and their communities. Training young weavers and supporting master weavers has brought a sense of community while conserving 2000 year-old traditions and fair trade ethics.