Handmade Chiangmai

Welcome to handmade chiangmai. We present an interactive digital showcase of the rich history, variety and quality of the Chiangmai craft industry. With various industries represented our showcase features stories of wood, ceramics, textiles, paper, soaps & oils and metals. We explore the makers, their history and the communities scattered throughout the region.

handmade chiangmai is a partnership initiative of British Council Thailand in support of the Chiang Mai Creative City initiative, with Chiang Mai University CAMT, STEP and Nohmex as partners. We are always seeking out new partners and encourage craftmakers to enrich our community by joining us.

Featured Products

Explore what Chiangmai has to offer through this showcase of inspiring handmade products.

Liquid Castile Soap

Liquid Castile Soap

by SABU-SABU

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

Thai Herbal Massage Balls

by Arun Thai Natural

Aladdin Chair

Aladdin Chair

by Don Designs

Hearts Collection

Hearts Collection

by Siam Phompratan

Leather Studded Cushion

Leather Studded Cushion

by Suranat Leather Studio

Alabaster Ointment

Alabaster Ointment

by SABU-SABU

Rocky Stream

Rocky Stream

by Bua Bhat

Newspaper Soap Bars

Newspaper Soap Bars

by SOAP-n-SCENT

James the Monkey

James the Monkey

by Kids Fusion

Sakon Handbag

Sakon Handbag

by Hand By Boon

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

by Studio Naenna

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

by By Hands

Two Toned Tote

Two Toned Tote

by Suranat Leather Studio

Soap Jar

Soap Jar

by SOAP-n-SCENT

Thai Spice Scrubs

Thai Spice Scrubs

by Chevast

Owl Bag

Owl Bag

by Yardphiroon

Profiled Designers & Craft Makers

Chiang Mai is blessed with a rich community of designers and craft makers spanning over generations of heritage. contemporary designers are evolving to include influences from all over the world, only adding to the richness. Here are some highlights from our community.

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Saroenrong “Joei” Wong-Savun

Saroenrong “Joei” Wong-Savun

Rubber Killer

Saroenrong “Joei” Wong-Savun transforms recycled materials such as inner-tubes of tires and car seat-belts into minimalist trendy totes and sleek messenger bags. His brand, Rubber Killer, first debuted at the Nimmanhaemin Art & Design Promenade in 2010.

Donjai “Mao” Srivichainanda

Donjai “Mao” Srivichainanda

Mae Rim Ceramics

A graduate of printmaking and photography from Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, Mao furthered her education in England with a degree in product design from St. Martin’s Art & Design College. Upon returning to Thailand in 1999, Mao took over the family ceramics business.

Lamorna Cheesman

Lamorna Cheesman

Studio Naenna

Daughter of the highly respected textile historian, Patricia Cheesman, Lamorna has continued on in her mother’s legacy, managing Studio Naenna.

About Handmade Chiangmai

handmade chiangmai is a joint collaboration between the British Council and the Chiang Mai Creative City Initiative, represented by the College of Arts Media and Technology (CAMT), Chiang Mai University, the Technology Development Centre for Industry (TDCI), Chiang Mai University, and the Northern Handicrafts Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NOHMEX).

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