About Us

Hello & Sawadee Ka ~

The Thai Artist Collective promotes artists and small family businesses creating unique handcrafted products in Thailand.  Our goal is to support and empower these artisan communities by harnessing the power of the internet to bring their beautiful work directly to your doorstep. 

TAC is brought to you by Mai Tasin and Christy Smith.   Mai, a Bangkok artist, and Christy owner of "Jai Yen" a Thai artisan boutique in California met on a volunteer project on the Thai/Burmese border in 2011 and were married in 2013.  They now split their time between their two countries living in Thailand half the year and then running their shop in Lake Tahoe in the summertime.  Products here on the website ship year round from the U.S.  

In these fast paced times filled with overly packaged plastic goods we strive to promote and protect Thailand's traditional handmade culture.  Your purchase supports these artists and small family businesses and allows them to continue creating handicrafts using the wealth of natural materials available in their region while making their living in a sustainable way.  

We believe that global change begins at home, in our business practices and in the choices we make every day ~ we hope we're making a small positive difference in this world by helping to preserve the handmade culture of Thailand.   Thank you for your support!