Thanya Suwansawad earned her Fine Art degree from Silpakorn University, Bangkok. Post graduation, she opened a clothing business in Thailand elevating the use of handwoven Thai textiles in fashion during a time when the popularity of mass-produced fabrics was on the rise. Her clients ranged from renowned doctors and diplomats to the Queen of Thailand, who commissioned a fashion show. The event garnered Thanya even more recognition for her vision and support of Thai craftsmanship. Fast-forward to 2016 and Thanya has moved to the United States, successfully restarted her clothing business, consulted on countless small fashion businesses, and opened a Thai restaurant in San Francisco. Fueled by her artistic vision, each project was a testament to her attention to detail and her love for blending tastes, textures, color and craft. She became infatuated with weaving after being casually introduced to it by her granddaughter’s art teacher and local master weaver, Sandy Drobny.