MANI.
A Project By Luce Bianco Studio
This Project will only be funded if USD 4,000 is pledged by Saturday, 2 December 2017 23:59 HKT.
81% Complete
goal USD 4,000
amount raised USD 3,224
backers 37

Overview

MANI focuses on providing quality clothing and accessories that support hardworking women and their families from small villages in Northern Thailand who hold truly fascinating and inspiring skills on threading and weaving. We make use of natural materials supporting the environment with the least wastage in the production process so causing less impact to our planet.

We believe our handmade products bring passion and love back into the clothes you wear, as you will be supporting a long lived yet dying out tradition and appreciating more of where your clothes come from.

Support us now and empower more women! The first batch is expected to be delivered before Christmas and the 2nd batch would be delivered in mid-January.

Our goal is to create something beautiful and stylish, yet at the same time create the least wastage and impact to our mother earth. We want to create long lasting products, using the traditional technique which has passed down from our ancestors, while also suit the modern urban lifestyle.

Our products are made to order by incredibly skilful women in the villages. They are being fairly paid and they work from home where they can support and care for their families. Aside from brining them monetary benefit, this also allows them to make use of their distinctive skill and creativity, and sustaining their heritage.

Our fabrics are all natural, they are composed of natural fiber such as cotton, hemp and linen. Most of our fabrics are handwoven and natural dyed (colour extracts from plants such as leaves, flowers, roots, fruits etc).

Hand weave relies heavily on the weather condition since the thread will be too brittle to weave when humidity is too high. At most, a highly skilful villager can only weave up to 3 meters per day, just enough for one of our jackets. 

All-in-all, these women love to weave. They grew up learning this skill from their mothers, passed-down tradition for which they are so proud of. The workforce is limited and the women work at a pace they are comfortable with and what they need to sustain a balanced work-family-life.  

We appreciate your support and patience in our delivery. We will closely monitor the production and will keep you closely informed. 

Posted by Luce Bianco Studio
November 21, 2017 05:11
4 days ago

Thanks for taking time to browse our page. We really appreciate your support. We  would most welcome any feedbacks and thoughts so we could further improve and enhance our services to you and in supporting the villagers.

(2nd Batch) DARK BLUE mid-length jacket

USD 98

Est.Delivery on 15 January, 2018

Quantity 4

Backers: 1

BLACK long jacket (early bird)

USD 108

Est.Delivery on 10 December, 2017

Quantity 2

Backers: 3

VINTAGE PINK natural dye jacket (early bird)

USD 108

Est.Delivery on 10 December, 2017

Quantity 1

Backers: 3

LIGHT INDIGO natural dye jacket (early bird)

USD 108

Est.Delivery on 10 December, 2017

Quantity 3

Backers: 2

DARK BLUE cotton culottes

USD 64

Est.Delivery on 10 December, 2017

Quantity 2

Backers: 3

BATIK tote bag (early bird)

USD 58

Est.Delivery on 8 December, 2017

Quantity 3

Backers: 7

HANDSPUN natural dye scarf (early bird)

USD 58

Est.Delivery on 8 December, 2017

Quantity 1

Backers: 4

HANDSTITCHED pouch set (early bird)

USD 24

  • Each set contains a zip pouch, hand-stitched on patched cotton and a coin bag made with vintage fabric from Hmong dress
  • Every single one is unique
  • Dimension: Zip pouch - Length 20 cm x Height 11 cm, Coin bag - Length 10 cm x Height 8 cm

Est.Delivery on 8 December, 2017

Quantity 8

Backers: 2

DARK BLUE mid-length jacket (early bird)

USD 98

Est.Delivery on 8 December, 2017

All gone

Backers: 5

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HANDSTITCHED natural dye scarf (early bird)

USD 38

Est.Delivery on 8 December, 2017

All gone

Backers: 5

fund now