Over three decades, NaRaYa has grown from humble beginnings into becoming one of the most influential brands in Asia.
NaRaYa’s fabric creations are not only beautiful and unique but show meticulous attention to detail, which is apparent at every step of the creation process.
There is no surprise that they have become sought-after items for tourists visiting the Kingdom of Thailand. With its unique design and appreciated quality, it is known amongst a big fan-following as the “Bangkok Bag” or “曼谷包”(Mun Ku Pao) in Mandarin Chinese, the “Ribbon Bag” in Japanese, and the Butterfly Bag or “HU TEIB TOI” in Cantonese.
Founded by Wasna Lathouras, Chairman of Narai Intertrade in 1989 at the Narai Phand building, the brand grew exponentially in popularity, attracting more followers while growing its production capabilities year on year.
With a sharp eye for fashion and beauty, Wasna leads NaRaYa’s brand development with her design and craft teams, mixing colors, patterns, and textures to create endless design possibilities.
Seamtresses returning to their homes during the rice farming season poses a problem during the November high tourist season.
This was solved by sending sewing machines with a technician to the seamstresses and this, in turn, created a great number of jobs for women throughout rural Thailand.
A small but proud social initiative from NaraYa.