What drives us

In this age of fast fashion and faster consumer preference changes, we bring to the table – modern interpretations of traditionally crafted indigenous designs. The designs and techniques used for each piece are inspired from the patterns handed down over the ages, but given the necessary twists for the right form and function. With each product woven, the weaver takes much care in bringing to life the needs of the modern lifestyle.

There is no compromise on quality while the women weave with all their heart, but, being handwoven and hand-processed every step of the way, the occasional irregularity that comes with all handmade items gives each product its uniqueness.

We give our best effort to make sustainable choices with each material used – from the raw materials to the packaging, making sure each step makes the least impact on the environment.

He has filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all kinds of workmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do any workmanship, and of those who make skillful works.

Exodus 35:35
More stories of

the unnamed weaver

She starts her day checking the chicken coop, follows it with preparing tea for the family. If she manages to steal an hour between tea and making breakfast, she slips off to her loom and immerses herself in her creation. Breakfast made and served, she now has to go tend to the rice cultivation, walking for miles under the sun in the hilly terrain. Without complaint, she comes back from a full day at the farm. But she recharges her energy with a quick dinner and settles to get back to her first love – the little loom strung on the wall. She dreams all her best dreams while she weaves life to yet another beautiful creation – a better and higher education for her children, saving up for a place to call their own, perhaps, or maybe to have a little bit more saved for a rainy day!
And she will continue her strive till the day her woven dreams become a reality.

left – Mizo Backstrap loom weaver on her loom

Below – Young girls helping out with the warping of the backstrap loom to be woven

We love to pass down the craft to the younger generation

We want to encourage the next generation to take up backstrap weaving as a hobby or passion, an outlet for their creativity. We admit this may not be the easiest of task, but that will not stop us from taking this craft to the youngest and oldest taker. We want every female to be equipped with the knowledge of the craft so it can be passed down to generations to come. This is our little initiative in preserving our traditional craft.

We take this further by reviving the traditional designs for the modern lifestyle, making sure it has a place for every household. Our research and archive takes us to our roots and we bring them back to live before it gets lost with time. The interpretations are younger, modern and keeps up with the times, but tthe beauty of the craft and the traditional designs are not lost in the process.

We care how every step we take makes an impact on the environment – from the choice of raw material, the technique and processes involved in crafting our products to the choice of packaging material. Every effort is taken to make sure the most environment-friendly materials are used. Sustainability is in our core and we will not have it any other way!