LeisureFair Trade Embroidered Cotton Skirt from Thailand
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"As a local Thai woman, I'm very proud of the fact that I can have the career that I love, and to be able to provide for myself and my family."
" Sawasdee kha, my name is Jariya Kakaew, but everyone calls me Nai. I was born on 20 February, 1977, and I grew up in a small, warm family environment. I only have one older brother. My parents are kind people, so I always feel that we have a happy family.
"My mother has long specialized in batik and I often helped her. However, demand for batik work decreased and I worked with a friend making saa paper goods, for about two years. During this time, my brother resigned from his job to design cotton clothes. He has always loved arts and handicrafts, just like me. We grew up in an area renowned for traditional handicrafts, so we had the opportunity to learn many techniques and art forms, but we just never really had the time to do much about it.
"It turns out that my brother's clothes collections are doing pretty well. His designs are nice, and he received quite a few awards within a few years. He has exhibited his collections throughout Thailand as well as in the United States.
"In 2004 I started to work with my brother in the areas of design and production. We help each other when selecting quality materials and nice colors, and we transform them into trendy designs. By the time I developed the skills to do things on my own, my brother began to explore other areas, so he left me in charge. He is still around, ready to offer support and advice when I need it.
"Our cotton designs focus on using natural materials for a modern lifestyle. We use the method of coiling thread to decorate a lot of the work. We are glad that people like our ready-to-wear cotton collections. It also brings plenty of work to everyone involved, including people from different villages who help us transform cotton into different styles of clothing and decorative items.
"Myself, my brother and my team, we always work with natural materials, traditional techniques and wisdoms to create original designs and patterns suitable for modern ways of life, in Thailand and the rest of the world. I hope that more people will like our work and appreciate our efforts in working with environmentally-friendly materials, as well as constantly developing more new styles.
"I'm proud of the fact that there is a story behind every design we make, and that each item represents a collection of highly-skilled group of people.
"As a local Thai woman, I'm very proud of the fact that I can have the career that I love, and to be able to provide for myself and my family. This career has also generated work and income for many people who get involved in this project.
"Thanks Novica for giving us the chance to present our designs to the world. I do hope that people around the world will like our designs."
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I'm happy with my shawl. It was a little smaller than I thought but very pretty . It was not made for anyone over a size 10. As always the package was wrapped so very nice. Thank You.
I bought a Cotton blouse Jariya and am very pleased with the item. It is absolutely beautiful and comfortable.
I am so happy with the China Paths in Black tunic! It is a classic and chic design that will never go out of style. I especially like the unique cutaway hem--it adds interest and flair that you would not find on a mass-produced item from a U.S. department store. Thank you so much for this lovely top! --Nancy Z. Correll Gaithersburg, MD, USA
I just get my three items from Jariya collections: smart chic,sexy earth and finesse...and I am very happy and excited to wear them:) first nice thing what surprise me positively - very cute pack (just great). I loved my new blouses and top for style and material - just fantastic! I wish Jariya success and more so great designs.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA
Absolutely beautiful workmanship! I am honored to wear your lovely garments. Thank you. Many Blessings,
Dear Jariya: My wife loved the clothes you made very much. The scarf, the skirt and the top were beautifully made and everything fit perfect. The quality and design were superb. It's hard to find such finely made things these days. Please keep making such beautiful products. We in America appreciate it very much. Elena and Chris
Received the wrap around skirts ordered and very delighted.
I bought a blouse for a friend's birthday. Not having ordered here I wasn't sure what the quality but she just called and said it is absolutely lovely - the sophisticated design and the superior quailty fabric really excited her. Even the paper it was wrapped in was special and beautiful. I am so glad! and will order more things from you in the future. Thank you. Margi
The pants and shirt I purchased from Jariya are a very rare combination of beautiful AND comfortable. I have difficulty finding pants that fit me well; her pants are designed to stretch and flatter nearly anyone. I look forward to purchasing more of her clothes in the near future.
Absolutely beautiful styles and hand-stitching make Ms. Kakaew's clothing unique. They are comfortable and can be worn casual or accessorized for elegance. She has a true gift for design.
hello! i love the simplicity and comfort of your clothing!i have bought many pieces. i only ask that you remember that many europeans and americans can be tall or large and to consider to make larger sizes so more of us could wear your lovely items? best wishes and peace from paris!
I am so impressed, I need to order again! Ordering through the mail is often hard, you can`t see or feel the garment and I am often disappointed in the quality. Far from the case with the Cotton Blouse ""Cool Day"" I ordered from Jariya. Everything about it is awesome, material, sewing, style, size. You can be very proud of the items you make Jariya!
near paris but i am from san francisco
hi! i have a whole wardrobe of your clothing which i love = the quality of the cotton and the simplicity of the designs. sadly i have become very ill which means i cannot go out much and also my illness made me gain a lot of weight when i used to be thin. i appreciate having your clothing which looks nicer than the usual items for curvy women. but please, remember that a lot of western women are tall and full figured and i think you could sell even more if you could make also larger sizes! i already wear xl and sometimes even that is too tight. this could be a big market for all of you who make loose original designs; larger ladies would love to wear beautiful comfortable designs! good luck in your career! lisa
Woodbury, Vermont, USA
I ordered a blouse for a friend on the other side of the country and not having seen it, I was a little apprehensive - but it was a beautiful as the photo and the quality of the fabric and sewing were excellent.
I purchased Thai Deluxe and wore it out to dinner this past summer. I received many compliments and was asked were I purchase it. I was very happy to tell them all about Novica and its many artists.
I recently purchased a Thai Sands jacket.. I was concerned about how it would fit, but it was a perfect! The jacket is just beautiful with embroidered detail and nice styling. I am very pleased with the purchase. Even the way the item was packaged for shipment had a special attention to detail.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA
I purchased the most beautiful, unique top made by a very beautiful and talented artist, Jariya Kakaew. I am so pleased with the quality. I always like the personal touch and the presentation as well. But most of all, I love Jariya's work as I know I will be wearing a piece of art. Thank you. Love and Blessings, Patty
I just got your Cotton blouse, 'Cool Day'. It's amazing quality, looks very elegant and would be great to wear during many summers. Thank you very much, God bless you
I ordered the cool day blouse. It arrived yesterday and it is absolutely gorgeous! My husband likes it very much. The fit is perfect and the quality is amazing. It is too bad that I will have to wait for warmer weather. This blouse looks great with a skirt but also with a jeans. The package was very nice, it was like getting a present. Thank you so much Jariya!
The top I bought was very well made, and was a bargain for the price I paid. I will be buying more of Jariya's creations as soon as I can afford to. I would love to collect a mix and match wardrobe made by her.
The blouse is so beautiful! I wasn't sure if the size that I ordered would fit, as I always have a hard time finding something that fits at the stores. When I got it, I couldn't believe the quality and the care with which it was made! I will definitely be buying more clothing from Jariya. It is awesome!
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dear Jariya, I love your original, highly creative designs. I have ""Flowing Nature"", which especially in my part of the world (Canada). is very unusual and attracts many compliments. I hope to see more such work in future (perhaps playing with different colours). The skirt ""Hill tribe Chic"" is another design I greatly admire. Thank--you for the artistry you put into your work! Best wishes, Kathleen Berthiaume
Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Dear Ms. Kakaew, On the 15th of this month I began my day in a most unexpected and delightful way! Only 3 days had passed since my order was sent from Thailand and much to my surprise your package arrived at my front door. Inside I found my new absolutely beautiful blouses - ""Flowing Nature"" and ""Earth Dance"". My compliments to you and I assure that I shall wear both with great pride. As I sit here I see your photograph looking out at me and I do believe that your work is a reflection of your beauty. Peace and happiness, Suzanne Bar-Tal
Valley Village, CA, USA (near Hollywood)
Received ""Flowing Nature"" top yesterday and am struck by the exquisite craftsmanship , fabric, and twine work. I especially like it because I am a ""larger"" size woman and most of the women's clothing on Novica are not intended for women with my body typel The top looks great and I gotta say, look absolutely REGAL in it!!
My Thai Sands cropped top are a beautiful addition to my wardrobe. I love the trendy design and the craftsmanship is excellent. I enjoy the fact that it can be worn on both casual and dressy occasions. Thank you.
Jersey City, NJ, USA
I absolutely love my garments! They are all very comfortable. In the USA, I wear a size ten, but am very glad I purchased large sizes. I like the extra room.
Valley Village, CA, USA (near Hollywood)
What an amazing top!! The quality of the cloth, design, craftsmanship, embellishment are all remarkable and the piece is very flattering.
I have purchased two blouses from Jariya Kakaew, the 'Cool Day' and the 'Hypnotic Geometry', they are two of my favorite blouses. They are beautiful, flattering, and soooo comfortable. The fit is supurb--my go-to blouses for work and casual dress-up. The workmanship is excellent.
The Hypnotic Geometry blouse I just received is amazing. Love the design, fabric, craftsmanship, etc. Now I have two of your lovely creations and look forward to wearing them both very soon, as it is almost Spring in Tokyo.
I bought the beautiful Hypnotic Beige blouse. The quality difference between this handmade garment and the sort of thing you'd find in a department store is staggering. It is simply exquisite, and it is easily worth 3-4 times what I paid. In my opinion, these sizes run a tad small, so if you are unsure - size up. It worked for me. Thanks Jariya!
Hi Jariya, today I received your beautiful blouse. I love it and also the very good quality it is made. Thank you,
Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Dear Ms. Kakaew, I received my third tunic from you a few days ago. It is beautiful and as soon as our local weather permits I shall wear it with great pride. I must tell you that each time I wear one of your creations I receive compliments on your lovely work. Don't be surprised if you hear from me again. All the best, Suzanne
The Night Dance blouse is beautiful. It fits great and I love it. I also bought the Geometric blous and love it too. I hope to buy the one like it in beige. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.
Hi Jariya, I got the ""Thai Sophistication"" pants I ordered yesterday and I absolutely love them! They are the perfect length for me and are very flattering to my figure. I am especially captivated by the exquisite embroidery. I look forward to purchasing more of your designs!
My first blouse 'Hypnotic Beige' was beyond my wildest dreams. Whenever I wear it, people stop and ask where did you get that blouse and that leads into a discussion of what Novica is about and have them write down the website address. I now own several of Jariya's blouses and each time I wear one, I get the same question of where did I buy it. So am trying to get the word out about Novica and all the great artist. Gretchen
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
I was expecting quality, but this artisan went beyond that by providing such chic and enduring fabrics. I was shocked to see the fabric of the blouse I ordered. It is such wonderful handmade quality to each thread which gave it an overall texture that just can't be captured by the photos here online. I definitely recommend this artisan's craft. The sizing is on the spot and perfect for the summer. Thank you!!!!
Hi Jariya, I bought the Cotton blouse, 'Thai Sophistication' and Cotton skirt, 'Tribal Thai'. I am going to wear them as my wedding outfit. I am SO PLEASED with your workmanship and the quality of this beautiful outfit. Also I was pleased with the shipping time. I payed for the faster shipping and was worried that my package would not arrive in time for me to use it for my wedding, but it arrived yesterday - and it came beutifully wrapped like a gift. It is a gift. I could not have found a more perfect dress or outfit for my taste if I had paid twice as much in a store in the US. Thank you for this gorgeous outfit that will be part of a wonderful lifetime memory for me. Much luck and happiness to you in the future,
Dear NOVICA friends, Yesterday I received the ""Cotton blouse, 'Thai Deluxe'"". All I can say is WOW! It is so beautiful! It arrived two days before my birthday exactly how I planned. Thank you so much Jariya for such a wonderful work. It is a beautiful blouse, very unique, and very comfortable. I wish you and your family all the best and keep up the amazing work! Monica
I received my blouse yesterday it is beautiful in fact I'm wearing it today at work . I will be ordering more items from. Thank you! Pamela Fritz P.S. The packaging was great.
Thank you for your lovely `Layers in Black`! Anne May
Jariya, I have recently joined Novica and my very first purchase ever was your stunning handmade ""Hypnotic Beige Embroidered Cotton Blouse."" WOW! In my local area, it is very hard to find quality clothes that fit perfectly, yet I bought a beautiful garment from you, without even trying it on! The blouse is extremely well-made, the embroidery work is second to none and the cotton material is of the highest quality. The garment is flattering, feminine, unique and oh so comfortable. You are a very talented and skilled artisan! A big THANK YOU from Annette in Melbourne, Australia.
I recently received your beautifully made ""Cotton Blouse - Thai Sands"" and your exquisite ""Cotton Dress - Thai Tribal in Black"". Both garments are sure to become personal favourites of mine. Thank you again.!!!!
Dear Jariya, thank you very much for the Ebony Melody product, it's very beautiful. I'm looking forward to buy your clothes in the future.
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