Ethnic Lanna

Chiang Mai, Thailand
items sold

About Ethnic Lanna

Ethnic Lanna helps these hill tribe women produce eco-friendly handbags and then makes them available to purse lovers all over the world. All levels of our production are environmentally friendly and promote safe working conditions and a good salary. We currently work with over 100 women in the Northern Thailand area and are soon to expand into Laos. We believe in preserving the Hmong culture, sustainability and fair trade. From up-cycled vintage baby carriers, jackets and other hand woven fabrics we showcase a variety of the Hmong artistic talent that would make for a charming part of your wardrobe. While expanding your fashion collection globally you will be supporting the developing communities of the Hmong women of Thailand.

At Ethnic Lanna we are proud of our collaboration with the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand. Through the years we have grown from promoting their products to the global marketplace to following in their footsteps and repurposing their beautiful fabrics that they have been so generous to allow us to use. As we’ve grown closer to our partners we’ve come to learn more about the different types of fabrics available and their origins and history. The magic they are able to create when they transform what was once an object for everyday use into a piece of art is what inspired us to try and promote their work to the world and to try our hand at a little of the same.

Who are the Hmong? They are an Asian ethnic group from the mountain regions of China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Originally from southern China, the Hmong gradually migrated south during the 18th century due to political unrest and to find more workable land. Today, many Hmong are located in the remote thick forests and mountains terrain of the northern Thai regions and are well integrated into Thai society. They are rich in culture, family, and art and are distinctive in their fabric patterns and vibrant costumes.

Ethnic Lanna shares with the world Hmong inspired purses, accessories, clothing, shoes and jewelry. We are located right in the heart of Chiang Mai, the capital of the North of Thailand. We have been in business over 3 years and our commitment to the people of Thailand and the generosity of our customers is what has made this company a success story. We fell in love with Hmong textiles the moment we laid our eyes on them! These tribal groups have expressed their faith, belief and way of life into each piece of fabric, making each piece of clothing or bag come to life with an amazing history behind it!

Read more

Handmade goods

All goods by Ethnic Lanna



Cori F.

I love my purse!

It arrived in a timely manner, it’s as beautiful as the pictured advert, well made, and suits my purposes perfectly. It’s the best! I love it.👍🏾💗👍🏾

Small Bird Tote Pom Pom Strap


Beautiful bag

I reccieved a really beautiful yoga bag. Just as the picture and big enough for my mat. I am very happy with it!

Artisan Bird Yoga Bag



I bought two bags! They arrived pretty quickly from Thailand, and they are so vibrant and beautiful, and would easily be three times what I paid for them if I bought them here in LA. I gave my mom one and kept one for myself! I also spent a long time searching for sustainable craftsmanship, rather than purchase from a corporation, so this website helped me do exactly that. Cheers!

Beautiful Rose Cross Body Bag Hill Tribe Fabric

jan g.

hmong stone and bead necklace

Most beautiful. Well crafted and colourful . Love the blues and the reds interwoven in this piece. Perfect for summertime!

Hmong Made Necklace with Stones & Beads

Daphne B.

amazingly beautiful

I just got this wallet today in the mail. And I love it! The material is very solid, there is room for 8 ' creditcard' and the fabric is beautiful. It is only more red/orange then pink. I'm super happy with my purchase:)

Pink Hand Woven Hmong Wallet With Stripes