Ton Fai Weavers
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Ton Fai, Thai for "cotton tree," expresses our weavers’ commitment to using only 100% locally grown cotton fibers their textiles. Each step in the crafting process, from the spooling and dyeing of the yarns, to setting the weft and running the shuttle is done by hand in the traditional Thai style passed down through generations of weaving culture.
Though primarily fruit and rice farmers, the Ton Fai Weavers organized to create a stable source of income in between their harvest and planting seasons. As opposed to many rural Thai needing to leave their families behind to seek work in larger cities, this local business allows the weavers to work on their own schedules and with their neighbors in their own beautiful mountainside community.