Baan Unrak is assisting our youth to kickstart their career, while promoting our children art work.
Over the years, Baan Unrak Weaving products have been growing in popularity. We have finally launched online, selling around the world on Etsy and through direct sales.
Our very own Kushuma is taking leadership of this project and will be managing the sales. For Kushuma, this is the opportunity for her to improve her commercial acumen in her chosen field, while waiting for her classes to start in January.
Kushuma loves to dream and design clothes and accessories. With the help of Baan Unrak sewing center, her creations came to life…
Kushuma worked with volunteers Francesco & Laura to photograph her creations, while the children became the models to showcase the products!
Preparing for our online launch required a lot of hard work. Working together to bring this project to fruition requires organization and discipline, from imagination and design to product development and finally online selling. The team of children and Mom’s involved in this project learn and develop their skills together.
Below, some behind the scenes shots…
The children love to be involved and this inspires them for their own futures. During the photoshoot, Kong was quick to get involved, first with the heavy lifting and stage set up, and then, he surprised us all by striking a few poses for the camera, together with his sister Dokbua!
Kushuma is nervous putting her creations online, like every first-time seller would be, but she knows that this business is necessary to support the Children’s Home, the Women’s Project and to provide her a steady income to save and cover her living expenses while at University.
Here, Latika styled by Kushuma…
Kushuma has chosen to study Art and Design at the Srinakharinwirot University. This month she visited the University to meet with the Dean of the Art Faculty and the Innovation Management teacher. They were very impressed to hear that she already has a portfolio and manages her own business online. Meeting these teachers and hearing their feedback was exactly the confidence boost Kushuma needed to continue to pursue her dreams of working in Fashion & Design.
As well as our traditional weaving, we are also featuring a limited-edition hand-painted section on Etsy. During a workshop earlier this year with our volunteer Irene, the children created the most beautiful paintings of scenes from their imaginations.
You can support this initiative by purchasing a bag on Etsy or directly through Kushuma via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
…This is not the first time that we host a fashion show in Baan Unrak. Here, take a look at the first one: Baan Unrak Fashion Show! (September 2019)
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Below, Baan Unrak new collection of shawls and blankets.
We will soon be relaunching our Baan Unrak Weaving Facebook and Instagram pages.