From small beginnings come great things.
From Natural fiber extractions to 100% nature-friendly textiles
My name is Kanjira Songpaisan. Born in Bangkok city, Thailand. I graduated in Information Technology field and became a software engineer in a leading international company.
One day I questioned myself on how could I contribute to the world, before I discovered my passion and interest in environment. Later on, I figured out the solution as the production of natural fibers in order to preserve the nature then dedicated myself to research and development about this issue.
Realizing that Thailand is a leading agricultural production, I focused my time and energy to working with the agricultural wastes from bamboo, banana, galangal, hemp, water hyacinth, and lotus to pineapple. All of which are easily found in the locals’ markets and could potentially become a new source of income to the local farmers.
From the eyes that are always focused on computer to the eyes that notices the surrounding nature and environment. From hands that used to hold computer mouse to hands that spin the thread on a hand reel. I stepped outside of my squared office to connect with the nature. Since then, I traveled to meet local villagers and many communities to gain deeper understandings of the nature that I had long disconnected from. Today, nature in my soul became the brand “Taktai”.
Taktai’s 100% natural fiber apparel ensures that in every steps of our process are eco-friendly and create the least impact to the environment. Our production aims to innovate and amplify the creativity. “Taktai” is a truly a simple yet elegant apparel. Comfortable, unique and represents the nature and Thai local wisdoms, the brand supports local agricultures from purchasing their products and the natural wastes as well as collaborating with local arts and crafts communities.
Before where we are today
Taktai utilizes resources from the nature and turn them into natural fiber, threads, textiles and eventually the apparel that truly originates from the nature to meet the international standard. Today, not so many people realize that these natural plantations could be turned into fiber for textiles. We handpick our resources and ensure the process that is environmental friendly to extract the fiber. Our 100% natural fiber are then hand-reeled before hand-woven using a traditional hand-operated loom to creates exceptional lusters and patterns that are both elegant and unique in its own style. Taktai is a co creation with nature, no chemical added and is detailed with true passion and local wisdoms touch.
Every step is a challenge
Taktai’s most challenging tasks were to reduce production wastes, to create a production that is environmental friendly and a platform that collaborates and benefits local communities. Taktai focuses on delivering the perfect solutions to these challenging tasks that lead to a win-win situation between the company and the locals. From making a contact with the community to pitching the ideas, the responses aren’t always positive. In order of our innovation to help preserving the environment and our products to maintain the local wisdom and nature, we selected the best artisans to collaborate with our experts and researching team.
Today, Taktai’s apparels are both beautiful, detailed with natural patterns, neat and provide you the natural touch. Our apparels are the showcases of the true local wisdoms. Every step is a challenge yet I and my family never doubt in its success. We beliefs and passions to present products that is both environmental friendly and best at quality are the reasons why Taktai is where it is today.
Give back with Taktai
Although Taktai utilizes the natural resources to create quality textiles and apparels that are environmental friendly, Taktai selects only the plants that are easy to grow and create oxygen to this world. In the end, Taktai never forget to plant these plants back to the nature to preserve our environment and allow us to grow in efficient ways.
Today, Taktai is a family that holds common passions, pride in the community and collaboration of people from all sectors. Together, we are not discouraged by any challenges and continue to create Taktai to be the products that represents the nature and Thai local wisdoms.