New Year in Taphin (Tamay's village near to Sapa in north Vietnam) is the most celebrated moment in the annual calendar, full of feasting and parties. This week, families across the mountainside in Taphin and beyond are preparing for the weekend when they will celebrate the beginning of the year of the dragon. It is very important welcome in the new year. What is particular for Tamay's community is to start the New Year with new, handmade clothes. Tamay is Mien*. All Mien Women will have spent the whole previous year preparing their new clothes for the New Year’s parties and to then wear for the year to come. On the eve of New Year everyone will have a...
Join our annual photo competition!
We want to continue connecting jacket wearers around the world…
This year we have 3 categories…
1. Someone I love in my Jacket
2. Somewhere I love in my Jacket
3. The day I had a great time in my Jacket
We will be giving a gift card to all entries, we want to show how appreciative we are for all your photos, and one will be a £85 to spend on our shop!
The competition is open to everyone, borrow one if you don't have one.
Entires with scarves, earrings and cushions also welcome!
To get involved send us your photo and a few words by email firstname.lastname@example.org or What'sApp +44772569698.
Our aim at Tamay & Me is to be as sustainable as possible for our artisans and for the environment. We originally started with selling vintage pieces and jackets were our best sellers so Hannah and Tamay wanted to find a way to make new jackets like the old ones. Together they went on a journey to find the people who still had the skill to make the jackets as they have always been made. We discovered the Mien processes are perfect for making regenerative textiles. The cotton and indigo are homegrown, without pesticides, in villages in North Vietnam. Tamay goes on a 3 hour motorbike journey to buy the cloth directly from the producers. The jackets are made from 100%...
We wish you all a fabulous festive season
Where to find us over the coming weeks
Asthall Hall Saturday 26th November
Frome Independent Sunday 4th December
Selvedge Magazine Christmas Fair London Saturday 10th December
Enjoy shopping in your own time online.
Last shipping dates - UK 19th December - USA / EUROPE 1st December
Ask us if you need help with sizes
For shopping right up to Christmas Eve, visit our stockists
The Ottowin Shop
The Handworked Shop
Message us if you have any questions, we are here to help !