Jurairat designs a tote of casual elegance in warm earth tones. Sewn of a brown cotton silk screen print, the bag is trimmed with yellow pompoms and a band of golden brown across the top. The interior repeats the external patterns and features two pockets.
THIS PRODUCT IS ARTISAN-MADE
"I'm Jurairat Yardfung, but everyone calls me by my nickname, Jang. First of all, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to read my story. Previously, I never imagined that it would be published and that I could share my work for people from all over the world to admire. I hope to get a good response.
"I was born in 1978 to a warm family. I am the eldest of two children and my childhood was very happy. I was enrolled in a private school for girls, one of the oldest in Chiang Mai. Our uniforms were outstanding with a rich red skirt, and this made the school looked bright and lively.
"At that time, my dream career was to be a drawing artist. I didn't have any idea how this occupation could earn money. As with all Thai students, when I finished 9th grade, it was time to select the subject I loved. I felt reluctant because I wasn't sure what subject I should focus on, even though my friends went to Lanna Rajamangala Institute to study art.
"After 10th grade, I applied to that same school. I passed the examination and majored in architecture. I didn't even consider how easy or difficult it is, but I made the decision because I love drawing.
"For my bachelor's degree, I attended a university in Bangkok. After graduating, I moved back to Chiang Mai, whereas my friends chose to work in Bangkok because they can earn a higher salary and there were variety of jobs there. I chose Chiang Mai because it's my home town. I wanted to live with my family and wanted to spend my life in this charming town.
"I started working in a small company. After that, I took a job on the side as an interior designer. I loved this more than designing structures.
"As a hobby, I love needlework. I usually spent time shopping for nice patterned fabric for making dolls I made to give my friends on special occasions. I was very happy when I crafted dolls in the shape of different animals. I work carefully and pay attention to every stage, from selecting the fabric and thread color to choosing the small beads that my dolls more interesting. My gifts brought a smile to everyone who received one.
"As time went by, I fell in love with sewing dolls. I started thinking that I should get serious about it. I began studying how to draw patterns and select fabrics in order to create dolls of better quality. This took me two years of trial and error.
"In addition to dolls, I also design bags that can be used in daily life. I choose the fabric myself and craft a sample to make sure if everything is okay. Then I rely on other craftspeople who assist me with the sewing. I'm grateful that they always help me and I hope that we will all grow together.
"Currently, I am still doing some interior design work. My boyfriend, whom I've known since our schooldays, helps me and that makes me happy. So I have time to work on what I love more.
"I hope that all of you will like my designs and support our work. Thank you!"
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FINDING YOUR SIZE
Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.
BUST / CHEST
Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.
Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.
Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.
Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.
Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.
Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.
Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.
Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!
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