Originally founded a couple years back in New York by Thai designer Mel Sangsomsap, before she relocated to Bangkok, this brand integrates local weaving and dying techniques into versatile streetwear and workwear. SSAP’s special Sakol Project was established especially to promote the natural indigo dying traditions of the Northeastern Sakol Nakorn province. The latest fall/winter collection has caught the attention of international tastemakers like Hypebeast and Highsnobiety for pieces like the patchwork indigo bomber jacket (B8,780) and robe (B6,780). Prices start at around B1,200 for a T-shirt. Available at Cazh (1/F, Siam Discovery), Gin&Milk (3/F, Siam Center), Onion (19/12 Ekamai Soi 12) and through

Mae Teeta

After learning traditional Thai indigo dying techniques from her mother, Praphaiphan Daengchai, a native of Sakol Nakorn province, founded this clothing label back in 1992. More recently a collaboration with leading local design firm Thinkk Studio has resulted in more modern designs for items like dresses, T-shirts and jackets, made from hemp, cotton and denim, as well as accessories like placemats and napkins. Aside from indigo, the brand also derives its colors from locally harvested plants like mango and ebony fruit. Prices start from B800 for the indigo vest and we also dig the indigo hood jacket (B8,500). You can view and purchase the current collection at

Seeker x Retriever

Originally launched as a pop-up vintage store in Bangkok, this Thai-Australian fashion label specializes in minimalist, gender-neutral designs. The brand’s second collection, This Heat, features garments made from hand-woven and hand-dyed cotton from Lampang province, where the creative director’s mother hails from. Available only in small batches, the versatile shirts, trousers, tunics and dresses come in indigo, natural white and gray (a color derived from local takian tree leaves). The brand’s online store also sells natural skincare products from Isaan startup Nuaynard Handcraft. Available at or IG: seekerxretriever—we love the unisex “Poet Shirt”(B2,600) and convertible overall dress (B5,300).


Thai-Chinese-Australian fashion blogger Lauren Yates, the force behind the internationally-known, recently unveiled this brand which aims to prove cool vintage-style work clothes aren’t only for men. The debut collection combines a World War II military look with Yates’ love of the ocean and fishing. Proudly “made in Thailand,” the pieces mostly feature durable canvas fabric from the locals and are handmade here in Bangkok. Prices start at B4,890 for a navy smock, while a pair of “fisherlady” pants will cost you B5,090. Available at Onion, 19/12 Ekkamai Soi 12, 086-388-3303. Open daily 8am-8pm.