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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,...

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.​...