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Eco leather inspired by Lanna culture

Eco-Smart material: Vegan LeatherWe are proud to present to you our eco-leather bags. Unlike the other vegan leather on the market

Eco-cotton, locally sourced, fabulously designed

Our fabrics are ethically and sustainably sourced from Chiang Mai. Our first collection is with cotton. For our coming collections

Chiang Mai’s Sustainable Design Innovation

Chiang Mai is an up-and-coming place of innovation. Unlike Silicon Valley where many giant techs got their start, Chiang Mai has a

Can’t resist buying Fast Fashion? Some tips for you.

We know that Fast Fashion and Fast food isn’t good for us or our world, but some of us do not know how to make the switch.Here a

Why are we going to PAUSE

Nowadays a lot of us seem to race against time. We might be swiping our phones left and right, scrolling up and down while aimless

Making a difference: Slow Fashion

What we do defines who we are, from the smallest of decisions to life-changing choices. Everything we do is an extension of who we

Why choose our Vegan Leather?

It's Sustainable. When you purchase vegan leather products, you are choosing an  eco-friendly and sustainable alternativ

Why choose our Vegan Leather?

It's Sustainable. When you purchase vegan leather products, you are choosing an  eco-friendly and sustainable alternative that is bio-degradable.Our products are made with real organic teak leaves and bark, using pure, eco-friendly methods. They are made by local artisans with passion and care for the environment.  The production of our vegan leather is beneficial to you, your surroundings, and everyone around you. Materials for the manufacturing of our vegan leather are byproducts from the teak wood industry, saving both space and environment.Additionally our vegan leather products are extremely durable and biodegradable. When you're done with it you can just throw it out and it will surely give nutrients for the next bio-products.It's Innovative. Vegan leather fashion is up and coming, with new possibilities in innovating new production methods and finding alternative materials. While also opening up new possibilities for natural designs. Giving one of a kind details with each and every  vegan leather products. Signifying nature's changing and unique personality. The world is home to millions of types of trees with leaves of unique textures, shapes, sizes and colors.  Each has different aging properties, combined all that with innovative production methods and conditioning it can give the most unique designs to natural fashion. Bringing the beauty of nature's ever-changing way into fashion, in a sustainable and ecologically friendly way.With each type of tree and their leaves there are millions of properties, varying in design and physics, not only does it depend on the type of species but with each different cultivating methods the properties of the same type of leaves can vary. Given new opportunities in biological research, increasing the chance of finding new eco-friendly bio materials as well as medicine, and nutrition.It's StylishIt's unique, it's stylish and it's trendy in today's movement to an environmentally clean and cruelty free world. Vegan leather fashion supports this movement in a uniquely subtle way. Like a having a purse made of leaves around you to remind you why you bought it with a modern and vibrant feel.Why not be the good kind of trendy if you wanna be trendy? How? By supporting a better future while looking aesthetically damn fine thats how. With potentially hundreds of plant-based products to choose from, the future of the slow fashion movement can bring your everyday favorite style or even your new taste to an accessible global availability but at a much  bargain. To you, your purse and your...

Making a difference: Slow Fashion

What we do defines who we are, from the smallest of decisions to life-changing choices. Everything we do is an extension of who we are, consciously or unconsciously. You may not notice but you leave marks wherever you go and with whatever you do. Our expressions are all around us as an abstract form of  language, indicating your ideas, behaviors, way of living and how you impact the world around you. From the process of manufacturing a car you drive. To the way you walk. What you wear. To the type of food you choose to eat. Everything we do leaves a mark whether pretty or destructive.  This is where the concept of slow fashion can change the whole perspective of modern lifestyle.​ Most of us go on every day with countless thoughts and distractions from what's really important because of the ongoings and influence of the fast-moving modernized world. Never really leaving time to think things through.  Starting with purchasing mass-produced, easily accessible goods to the need to get a new fast car or to buy the newest latest fashion without really thinking if you really need it and what all it really cost, and it doesn't cost just your money.If you knew you could, would you choose to make a positive or negative impact? What is Slow Fashion? It's not only limited to preventing physical damage to the environment. It's also about seeing the bigger picture, thinking before you buy, about respecting people and surroundings, slowing down negative consumption to promote positive consumption. Its about advancing your consciousness.  Slow fashion is essentially a fashion trend, a taste, or style. It's styles are typically modern and focus on comfort, with some showing artisan's influences.By choosing slow fashion you are promoting positivity.Slow fashion is a steady eco-friendly movement focused on incorporating eco-friendly methods to produce quality garments. The goal of production is to produce safely to compete with fast fashion while supporting locally made eco-friendly materials and handicrafts from all over the world. Benefiting from promoting alternatives to leather to sustainable weaving techniques or designs, slow fashion is an expression of positive change. ​​Promoting PositivityWhy waste your earnings on big companies profiting few individuals and supplying their destructive lifestyle? When you can promote purpose, sense of worth and help people with fewer opportunities.Why buy cold storage clothing made with minimum wage using methods destructive to the environment? When you can buy hand-woven garments made with passion...

Why are we going to PAUSE

Nowadays a lot of us seem to race against time. We might be swiping our phones left and right, scrolling up and down while aimlessly trying to climb the corporate ladder. We feel a sense of urgency to not fall behind. But in the process of all this chasing and running,  what would remind us to stop and not lose touch with our peaceful state of mind?We cannot afford to sacrifice the soft spoken inner whisper of our bodies, and let the loud, often brain-washed rants of our noisy minds take over. Are you guilty of ignoring your feelings and intuitions, or blocking them out? Because if you do that, it is likely to be amputating a part of our being. When this "disconnection" happens, we loose the chances of REAL JOY. ​That is why we need to STOP and PAUSE.​We are going to "Pause" in Amsterdam! It is a slow fashion event in Netherlands: A pop up store along with avant-garde performances. It will be held in a historical cathedral in the center of Amsterdam from the 19th of October, and goes on for three days.​Their motto is "Slow down to hurry up"​"Through art, our aim is to create a space that allows us to rethink our (fashion) choices and the way we present ourselves to the world, and ultimately to inspire others to reconnect with their personal consciousness. P A U S E is an invitation to take a moment and rethink our values and our consumer behavior."We are wondering how the modern dancers will energize the air in the cathedral, emitting an aura to remind each human being to live in each cell of their body.And how the musicians will try to awaken some hidden, forgotten sentiment we might have towards our childhood feelings for the love of nature and animals.Softness of silk, cotton and cashmere, taking each garment off the rack and imagining how you'd look and feel in an ethically-sourced, high quality garment.From Chiang Mai's temple to a Cathedral in Amsterdam, maybe the monk's job of reminding people to look inward for the answer has a creative turn and the sensitive souls of artists and designers are picking up their profound vows.The two designers from Elpis Design Studio hope to attend the event next year. And of course, everything they do is in line with the life choices of the local Thai people. May it be the...

Can’t resist buying Fast Fashion? Some tips for you.

We know that Fast Fashion and Fast food isn’t good for us or our world, but some of us do not know how to make the switch.Here are some tips to help you stop being addicted to mass-media and mass production.Anti-Brainwashing Fashion1.Feeding your vanity doesn’t give you long lasting happinessJust like junk food without real nutrition, buying a garment that is not made with care and love from birth to finish will result in an “incomplete” sensation or emotion.According to modern neurology, our awareness is in every cell of our body.So we believe if you wear ethically sourced, organic garments, you’d have a more complete sensation of wellness and beauty beyond what the eyes can detect. We want people to experience true love that is wholesome. Let’s admire ourselves and build a lasting, sustainable connection to the world around us.2. If you are addicted to buying clothes for quick fixes and feeling guiltyOur subconscious doesn’t know the difference between reality and TV images, It is easy to be brain washed and then it auto-plays and we make impulsive buying decisions. Mindfulness training will help you clear your mind and hear your own inner voice.The benefit? You’d feel much more creative and confident!We don’t blame you for feeling confused or brain-washed by media. After all we live in a world of contradictions. As designers for a long time we weren’t sure if buying H&M was really that evil or not.Who doesn’t want to be accepted, belong, loved, and admired?And if fast fashion serves these dreams for cheap, and brainwashes us that we’ll get real friendship and love? No wonder they can succeed in the market.But we all know how that doesn’t last. At the end of the day only true love for ourselves and our world will grant us true happiness.Akasha Yoga Academy3. Build awareness to fight being mindless in our consumptionIf you are not already into meditation or yoga, we suggest that you do. It is a great way to really find our own inner voice. Our Harem pants are so comfy for both! Click here to check them out. Your body and mind is connected, so if you fix one, you’ll affect the other. There are lots of meditation and yoga centers all over Thailand. Just google it for some results.4. Travel and expand your awarenessIf you really are too busy and can’t fight the noise the media has fed into our subconscious,...

Chiang Mai’s Sustainable Design Innovation

Chiang Mai is an up-and-coming place of innovation. Unlike Silicon Valley where many giant techs got their start, Chiang Mai has a different kind of innovation. Craftspeople, students, and creative entrepreneurs  gather in Chiang Mai to create a new and sustainable way of living. Instead making financial gain their only incentives,  these people often come together to create products and services that are refreshingly different from other parts of the world.Chiang Mai design week is one of many yearly activities that the city hosts to  celebrate the power of creative thinking and design. The attendees come from all over Asia and around the world to learn from the local crafts and their sustainable business concepts. Many of these businesses have a grassroots beginning. Many of them started as a way to improve social economic sustainability.So we are here to bring you the best this place has to offer in our Eco ranges of products. They are good for your mind, body and our environment. ...

Eco-cotton, locally sourced, fabulously designed

Our fabrics are ethically and sustainably sourced from Chiang Mai. Our first collection is with cotton. For our coming collections we will exclusively use only natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, silk, and hemp, which require fewer resources to produce, create less pollution, and decompose back into the earth much more quickly than synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon. We hope to work towards using certified fabrics  with every collection.Our first “Weightless Eco Collection” uses some handloom fabrics: spun and woven by hand locally, they utilize an age-old process that preserves traditional crafts and creates well-paying jobs in rural areas. As a result, the fabric is unique, soft and beautiful. Weightless Eco Collection uses some handloom fabrics: spun and woven by handOur eco-white pieces use no dyes and have a minimal impact on the environment. Artistically it symbolizes our wish to remind urban woman to have simple mind and clutter free lives.For our coloured ranges we use a combination of factory-dyed and hand-dyed fabrics in each collection. Our hand-dyed cotton fabrics are dyed using fiber-reactive dyes. They are designated as low impact due to their non-toxic ingredients and small water requirements.We chose Chiang Mai to supply the eco cotton materials. The slower approach to life, the calmness and respect for the land is what inspires us. We hope to create our collections to share with urban, socially-conscious women. Men and women in the past here wore white, hand-woven, cotton robes. They cultivated patience and respect towards the natural environment. From such a cultural lineage, this slower, patient approach can be felt, not only in the temples, but in all walks of life: laboratory researchers, factory workers, and cotton farmers.It is our sincere hope this attitude toward life is woven into each cotton thread in the cloth you wear. To remind us all that our mind should remain soft, calm and pure. Put it on, sit and move comfortably knowing that you are safe and your integrity is authentic.​...

Eco leather inspired by Lanna culture

Eco-Smart material: Vegan LeatherWe are proud to present to you our eco-leather bags. Unlike the other vegan leather on the market which derives from petroleum, our bags are 100% biodegradable!Very often innovation comes from observing how people coexist with nature. And here in Northern Thailand there’s no shortage of such wisdom. The material we use for our eco bag is revolutionary. Watch our video: Eco Vegan Leather made of Leaves! from Elpis Studio on Vimeo.Tong Tung (teak) is a perennial plant in Northern Thailand. The leaves are known for their toughness and durability. Thais used them as roofing materials that would last up to 5 years!  Elpis is committed to minimizing the negative impact the mainstream fashion industry has on our planet. We believe in slow fashion, sourcing local materials, and transparent supply chains.The leaf material we use in our collection comes from an age-old knowledge of its property, and the locals adapted the usage to keep up with the modern time. And in purchasing from us we will continue to support the local community in aiding them to further establish this wonderful new eco material. We aim to provide continuous design support and feedback for our supplier. We value the people involved at every stage of the production process.  Please support us in caring for the cleanliness of our environment as well as our mind. Buy fewer and better....