SiameseDreamDesign

Ethical Fashion & Decor For A Compassionate Lifestyle

Chiang Mai, Thailand · 3983 Sales

SiameseDreamDesign

Ethical Fashion & Decor For A Compassionate Lifestyle

Chiang Mai, Thailand 3983 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Ethical fashion and home decor for a compassionate lifestyle. Colorful embroidered vegan women's boots, shoes and sandals for men and women made from original ethnic textiles. Tribal textiles reborn into pillows, cushions, duvets, table linens and other unique home decor. For faster delivery please convo us for an expedited shipping quote.

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Last updated on Mar 24, 2016

Ethical fashion and home decor for a compassionate lifestyle. Colorful embroidered vegan women's boots, shoes and sandals for men and women made from original ethnic textiles. Tribal textiles reborn into pillows, cushions, duvets, table linens and other unique home decor. For faster delivery please convo us for an expedited shipping quote.

Barbara and Amy

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Barbara and Amy

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Feeling sunny so I decided to try some yellow pom poms with this great Hmong suns batik. A round picnic blanket with bright orange backing. For your sunny moods :)
1 piece of handwoven tribal Naga fabric, 6 unique pairs of men's vegan boots.

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We wanted to give you a look at the beautiful Naga people. We love working with their handwoven textiles
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About

Ethical fashion doesn't have to be boring.

We are a mother daughter team, originally from the northern Illinois area. We first traveled to Asia in the year 2000. Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia all beautiful colorful chaos. Coming from the homogeneous cornfields of the Midwest, it was easy to fall in love with the richness and diversity of the people and their cultures.
Back in the days of being a single mother and raising my daughter who is now my partner, repurposing was how we dressed and decorated. Hand me downs, garage sales and cast offs all gained new lives when they entered our house. So when the textiles of Asia called to us, all of the rich embroidery, batik and weaving, it was like second nature to design new fashion and home decor with them.
We built relationships with the women who weave and embroider the textiles. We got to know the grandmothers and the grandchildren, we learned the stories behind the fabrics. We created pillows, duvets, bags and clothing from these wonderful fabrics.
In 2008 we met Dang who had come home to northern Thailand from the shoe factories of Bangkok. He wanted to raise his family here in the countryside. We had already been sketching boot designs for a while at this point so it became a win win for everyone. Dang and his wife get to raise their boys among the rice paddies, we get to see our designs come to life with our master shoemaker and as we grow the tribal women earn more money from their fabrics to help support their families.
Some of the younger people think modern is great. They want to incorporate machine embroidery, cheap chemical dyes and fast production as they see this as the way of the modern world. Showing them that the traditional techniques and ways are invaluable is sometimes a hurdle. We have gained such a deep appreciation of the cultural skills that have been passed down for generations that we find the recent craze in western fashion of mimicking and producing cheap copies of indigenous designs, outright insulting! The amazing skill it takes to create these textile masterpieces, whether they be Native American, Aztec or Hmong, should be respected and preserved.
Join us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/siamesedreamdesign or Instagram @siamesedreamdesign for inspiration and new product previews.

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  • Barbara

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    American expat, mother,photographer (trying) designer, social media wanna be. Sewing since 6th grade I became a master repurposer in life. I have more ideas than I could create in 3 lifetimes.

  • Amy

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    American expat, daughter, designer, textile junkie, travel junkie, wanna be chef, taught at a young age to make anything out of everything (and does).

  • Dang

    Maker

    Husband, Father, rice planter, master shoemaker, hates technology, often found discussing local politics.

  • Tum

    Assistant, Creator

    Wife, mother, friendly neighbor, assistant seamstress extraordinaire

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Last updated on March 24, 2016
Welcome to our world of original ethnic textiles. Cultural skills passed down generation to generation, creating amazing works of art. Weaving, batik, embroidery, beautiful fabrics repurposed into wearable livable art. Siamese Dream Design takes great pride in helping to empower indigenous women provide financial security to their families while maintaining their unique traditions.

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Siamese Dream Design ships worldwide with The Thai Post. We ship Mon – Fri within 3 business days of receiving cleared payment. All shipments include tracking and require signature at delivery.

Normal delivery time to the U.S., UK, most of Europe, and Australia is 10-21 days, however the Thai postal system will quote that it can occasionally take up to 4 weeks for delivery. Our shipping fees are based on combined shipment weight. If you are purchasing more than 1 item and you feel the combined weight may allow for a further discount, please ask about further shipping discounts. Please contact us if you require expedited shipping, we would be happy to provide a quote.

Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
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We want you to love everything you purchase from us. If there is a problem, please contact us, we offer 30 days Money back
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Footwear Sizing
The Best Way To Be Sure Of Your Shoe Size Is To Stand On A Piece Of Paper And Draw Around Your Feet. Measure The Drawing, Be Sure To Measure Both Feet. Now Compare The Measurement To Our Sizing Chart.

Footwear Sizing
Men’s----- Women’s
US/EU Inch/Cm ----- US/EU Inch/Cm
7.5 / 40 10” / 25.4 cm----- 5 / 35 9 / 22.8
8 / 41 10 1/8” / 25.7 cm----- 5.5 / 35.5 9.12 / 23.1
8.5 / 42 10 3/8” / 26.35 cm----- 6 / 36 9.25 / 23.5
9 / 42.5 10 ½” / 26.7 cm----- 6.5 / 37 9.37 / 23.8
9.5 / 43 10 5/8” / 27 cm----- 7 / 37.5 9.5 / 24.1
10 / 44 10 7/8” / 27.6 cm----- 7.5 / 38 9.62 / 24.5
10.5 / 45 11” / 27.9 cm----- 8 / 38.5 9.75 / 24.8
11 / 46 11 1/8” / 28.25 cm----- 8.5 / 39 9.87 / 25.1
11.5 / 46.5 11 3/8” / 28.9 cm----- 9 / 40 10 / 25.4
12 / 47 11 ½” / 29.2 cm----- 9.5 / 40.5 10.12 / 25.7
12.5 / 47.5 11 5/8” / 29.5 cm----- 10 / 41 10.25 / 26
13 / 48 11 7/8” / 30.16 cm----- 10.5 / 42 10.5 / 26.7
13.5 / 48.5 12” / 30.5 cm----- 11 / 43 10.62 / 27
12 / 44 10.75 / 27.3