Mrs. Tha (her preferred name) learned the 200 year old tradition of weaving scarves from her family, as everyone in their village is a weaver. When she married at 17, she knew she wanted to start a weaving workshop with her husband to preserve the traditional craft. Now, she sustains work for herself and 17 other women through fair trade purchases. The workshop is in 3 parts around the village: her home (the weaving area), her parents' old home (the thread-spinning area/storage), and another workshop that's used for dyeing threads and silk printing designs. Nearly all of her food comes from her garden, located right outside the workshop, and she cooks for the artisans daily.
"If we work together, we can go on and create a big glory path." – Mrs. Tha