Hand crafted jewellery, garnets and accessories enabling women in Northern Vietnam to continue traditional textile production processes from plant to product.
Our artisan team are part of three ethnic groups called the Tay, Lu the Black Hmong. The average Hmong woman will make one set of clothes for her family every year. It is very complicated, intricate, design oriented, and time consuming. They use local indigo plants to dye the fabric and they batik and embroider each piece by hand. Each piece is individual, unique and original. These women are designers, and all together masters of the art of creating beautiful textiles. Sapa Designs aims to provide a flexible and reliable source of income for our artisans while working to preserve their beautiful traditions.
The Hmong women pride themselves on creating beautifully detailed fabrics as a form of self expression and storytelling. Sapa Designs brings you the intricate creations from the hands of women who are devoted to their craft.
We encourage purposeful purchasing by providing jewelry with meaning that is made to last in hopes of doing more with less. Purchase with confidence, knowing you are having a positive impact on the artisans involved and the world around you.
By paying the asking price of the artisans, we contribute in helping to build a sustainable lifestyle for many families. Each piece is hand stitched and embroidered with care. All batik patterns are produced by hand with melted beeswax to create a saved dye geometric pattern. All indigo dye is homegrown from plants in Northern Vietnam.