After three years in Thailand, we at GGL found that hill-tribe women tailors often move back to their native villages after getting married. With several years of valuable training and experience acquired in or close to Chiang Mai, these tailors leave much needed stable incomes behind when they move back to their traditional way of life in remote villages (Karen and Hmong hill tribes).
Our solution was to start delivering the supplies, materials, equipment, and designs to villages one to four hours outside of the city. The tailoring co-ops we work with are in outlying areas of Chom Thong and Doi Inthanon national park, northern Thailand.
By providing consistent orders along with fair wages for their skills and experience, Global Groove Life contributes to the preservation of indigenous traditions and values while enabling tailors to work in the comfort of their own homes.
Join us on some of our village delivery trips by checking out our videos!
Cross Cultural Co-creative Club House
Art design process cushion cover and home decor for the club house in chiang mai.
Global Groove Life village tailoring co-ops, northern Thailand
Yoga Ball Covers
See how our yoga ball covers, or balance ball covers, make it from the workshop to the living room in this short intro video.
Fashion Revolution Day, Chiang Mai
April 24th marked the first anniversary of the disaster in which 1133 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Many more were injured.
Here are our highlights from the first awareness campaign of its kind to take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Thanks to Harry Mcilroy for organizing this great event.
High in the hills at a Lawa ethnic minority village, Doi Inthanon, northern Thailand
This was July, 2013 in case you're confused by the opening credit typo.