honouring artisans and malaysian heritage through meaningful partnerships
We partner with three groups of batik artisans in producing the premium handmade batiks for our products. One is based in Seberang Takir, and another two in Dungun, Terengganu.
We go the extra mile in partnering with these batik makers, whose number has been dwindling amid lower demand. They remain true to the heritage by maintaining traditional batik-making process to ensure the finest products for you.
Most of the block designs are age-old, and has been passed down through generations.
Mang Tha, which means ‘sweet dreams’ in Burmese, is a refugee women-led empowerment group in Kuala Lumpur. It aims to improve the lives of the women, and also to create safe spaces for self-empowerment training and programmes.
The income generated through product sales benefits 30 to 45 women, and eventually contributes towards their families and communities’ well-being. It also provides funding for training, language classes, emergency fund and other activities.
HKY Collections, first known as HKY Enterprise in 1988, produces items based on handwoven mengkuang /pandan (pandanus) leaves, often using batik and songket to further enhance the beauty of the natural fibre used. About 50 skilled weavers and workers from several districts in Terengganu are involved in the production process.
They aim to showcase the craft whereby this lowly but sustainable plant is used to produce practical and extremely beautiful products. It is hard not to marvel at the traditional method of mengkuang production, the simple yet rustic beauty of the ladies involved in the kampungs, and the merging of the tradional with contemporary colour schemes and designs.
TAPAi is a part of Community Rehabilitation Program for disabled people where prevention, rehabilitation and development initiatives are
implemented. It relies on an active involvement of families and communities in order to ensure equal opportunity and promote integration of disabled people into society.
Located in Wakaf Tapai, Terengganu, a total of 33 trainees were given education at the centre, and seven of them were actively involved in making the products, with the guidance of three teachers. Their main goal is to train and sharpen the skills of the disabled people for them to work and generate income.