PARA values the natural resources available in Thailand and is set on a mission to offer environmentally-friendly products with innovative designs. PARA does not just design a product but looks into designing the entire life cycle. Working with environmentally-responsible components and fully reusable packaging is a big part of every creation. These eco-lifestyle products are designed with innovative functions for practical use in everyday life. PARA’s creations are made of 100% natural rubber from latex found in the sap of rubber trees in Thailand. Natural rubber is considered one of the most environmentally friendly materials, non-toxic, biodegradable – a truly sustainable resource.
Meet Orakarn Sayatanan, the founder and designer of PARA. She is a Bangkok-based designer and social entrepreneur looking to add value to one of Thailand’s Top commodities: natural rubber. After graduating with design degrees, receiving a Masters in Product Design (MPD) in 2016 from Domus Academy in Milan, Italy and a Bachelors of Industrial Design in 2012 from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Bangkok, Thailand, she set out on her eco-design journey under the brand PARA. Her designs include lifestyle products, always with an eco-minded concept.