Foraging in the Laotian Jungle

Foraging in the Laotian Jungle

The rich biodiversity in Laos’ mountainous jungle never cease to amaze me. From edible insects to wild greens, the forest is where Laotians source food to sustain their livelihood. Today let's hike with our fingers, through the lush terrain of Laos to forage for wild edibles and take a peek at how l…
W'menswear x Yuketen

W'menswear x Yuketen "Tropical Jungle Blutchers"

It has been a challenging year for many producers around the world, with much uncertainty bringing factory shutdowns and production to a grinding hault. So every time we are able to release something special, made by people who love their craft, I am overwhelmed by gratitude and joy. There's no ex…
The Paddy Cloak

The Paddy Cloak

Hmong hill tribe villagers wear garments that are cultivated, spun, woven, dyed, and stitched themselves from start to finish. Compared to the colorful and heavily embroidered garments for special occasions, their everyday wear is less adorned, yet still incredibly beautiful. Women may wear a loose-…
The Fiery Laos Moonshine

The Fiery Laos Moonshine

Anything home brew feels so precious to me, as it embodies the spirit of the maker. I’ve been fortunate enough to have friends who share their delicious labors of love with me. I’m lucky to enjoy the likes of IPA’s, Umeshu, Limoncello, and my favorite chia spiced kombucha. Knowing that each batch i…
The Aid Shirt

The Aid Shirt

Editorial photo by Eric Kvatek, words by Buranee Soh
Dope Farmer To Coffee Grower

Dope Farmer To Coffee Grower

The remote mountains of the Golden Triangle; where Burma, Thailand, and Laos meet, were once filled with red and white poppies grown for opium. Up till the end of the 20th century, it was known as the world’s second-largest opium producing region after Afghanistan. During that time, opium had funded…
Choua Thao’s Butterfly effect

Choua Thao’s Butterfly effect

I believe that each of us has a limitless capacity to start a butterfly effect in every moment. When our small actions are backed by good intention, we allow space for another. One such person is Choua Thao, the first Hmong female nurse who paved the way for hundreds of Hmong women to save countles…
Story Cloths

Story Cloths

I find having nice textiles around the house makes life so much better. From a cozy rug that relaxes the feet, tablecloths that make mealtimes more enjoyable, to traditional handcrafted fabrics that add character to the walls. Textiles not only define our aesthetic, but they also connect us to diffe…
W’M Culture Club : The Psychedelic Soul of ‘Molam’

W’M Culture Club : The Psychedelic Soul of ‘Molam’

Way before written word, stories of folklore, spiritual beliefs, and wisdom were passed down through generations by word of mouth. One such way for Laotians is through century-old folk music called ‘Molam’. A sung narrative, backed by the psychedelic tune of a bamboo mouth organ called the ‘Khane’..…