Passawee KODAKA

Founder, Folkcharm, Thailand

Ms Passawee Tapasanan Kodaka is the founder of Folkcharm, a 'farm to fashion' brand, and a core team member of Fashion Revolution Thailand. Before founding Folkcharm, she worked in international and national-level social development organisations for over 6 years. She holds a Master of Science in Regional and Rural Development Planning with the thesis on ‘social and economic empowerment of home-based women workers in rural Thailand - Case Study OTOP (Silk weaving community)’. This research and her passion in design, daily aesthetics and nature led her to eventually found the brand in 2014. In 2015, she received a scholarship and completed the ‘Trainee Program for Asian Craft Works’ in Textiles [Weaving and Dyeing] from Kanazawa College of Art, Japan. Through her life works, she seeks a balanced future where traditional crafts(wo)manship meets fashion, a place where regenerative fashion and traceable fashion supply chains are appreciated as norm.