Last year I was delighted to stumble upon the beautiful products of Eastern Weft in a pop up store in Sydney. I was completely smitten by their gorgeous textiles and beautiful colours, but it was the philosophy behind the company that I truly loved. Each of the products is made from recycled textiles by artisans in Laos, Vietnam. For instance the clutches are made from the fabric of the carriers that the Hmong village women use for their babies.
As Samorn Sanixay and Kaisy Sopabmixay, the founders of Eastern Weft so clearly articulate:
Our young weavers are from ethnic minority hill tribes, therefore bringing their own skills, techniques and traditional motifs into the process. All of this allows one to become part of the story behind each creation.
Eastern Weft works to enhance the lives of our gifted artisans through fair wages, education but most importantly through individual creativity.
Be sure to pop over and check out their beautiful collection and support such an inspiring company!