Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Inspired by creativity and substance, Stacii hunts and gathers timeless style and home wares for the girl gone authentic. The Stacii Bazaar partners and collaborates with a broad community of makers who deliberately create with a deep sense of consideration for preserving local traditions through textiles and crafts.
Our emphasis on non-synthetic, heritage textile and local craftsmanship offers unique wardrobe staples and home objects that not only tell a story, but are also designed and made to last. Each piece made unravels a woven tapestry of an intriguing tale of Time. Ours is a story of a return to authenticity; a simplistic way of living that transcends through the borders, in the hopes of stirring a remembrance to when humanity and nature lived in perfect harmony.
When we embarked on the #girlgoneauthentic journey, the goal was to find and reconnect with what is substantial. We knew if we could, we would turn back the hands of time, if only to re-learn the true nature of sustainability. What is it that our forefathers did differently to be able to live in harmony with nature? How did they know how to strike that balance?
Our journey began in the northern Thai hills, where, ironically, a people displaced and left to rebuild so often have managed to hold on to their identity through traditional methods of textile and craft making. We could tell you how in a world where ‘faster is better,’ heritage preservers are left with little or no means of putting bread on the table. Or how the digital era and urbanization barely leave inheritors of the craft.
Naturally, our plan was to take change the world and perhaps slow it down a little, but, we figured that might take a couple of lifetimes. So instead, we choose to celebrate the essential: the beauty of the human spirit creating alongside nature, cultures near and far, the hands and hearts that make.