The name TORBOON Chiang Mai cleverly comprises two words – “TOR”, a verb meaning to “weave” or “pass something on” in Thai language and BOON, the designer’s name.
The brand’s identity is CRAFT-CULTURE-TEXTURE. The ancient CRAFT of weaving is used producing the fabric. By using traditional hand-weaving technique, the local CULTURE, deeply engraved in Chiangmai province, is preserved. Finally, TEXTURE of the material puts accent on the end product.
All bags and accessories are produced under “one roof” in a small factory in Doi Saked, Chiangmai surrounded by teak plantation trees. All weavers come from surrounding villages where they have developed their weaving skills over the period of many years. Wooden looms have been brought from senior villagers to revive the local spirit.
Each roll of fabric is finished with a water repellent coat. This finishing touch helps with care for the material and ultimately the final product.
Boon works only with highly qualified and trained bag makers to ensure state-of-the art stitching and finishing. Such attention to detail results in luxurious products and approval of the most demanding customers.
The company (By Boon Companion Ltd.) works on a fair-trade basis and in harmony with local customs and traditions. In 2016, the company received “Green Label Certificate” from the Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources.