Woven is a compassionate crafts company that collaborates with different crafts communities across the country to design modern, high quality products that promote Filipino craftsmanship.
They work closely with women-led crafts associations designing products that are income-generating for artisans and their families. Wovencrafts empowers artisans through community organization, capacity-building seminars, technical skills training, and creativity workshops for the youth.
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Woven Craft's journey began in 2016 with three passionate individuals who sought to protect traditional Filipino crafts. Through research and immersion, Trish Lim, John Francia and Audrey Trinidad discovered that local artisans across the country were facing the same problems: the inequitable distribution of wealth and the inaccessibility of certain resources, expertise, and networks.
This enterprise seeks create an impact on the grassroots level and build a stronger crafts industry by building up their local artisans. Developing innovations in product design, management systems, and community organization helps them carry out their goal.
Wovencrafts work with 100 artisans in Banig, Samar and Basilan (Mindanao) and have more than doubled the income for the weavers in the Banig industry. They aim to reach and engage 250 local artisans by 2023 and enable them to reach an average monthly income of USD 70 (from USD 13/month). One of the main ways they bring social impact is through artisan up-skilling and training.
In 2019, Woven Crafts collaborated with Charles and Keith in honour of International Women’s Day and produced a special capsule collection of hand-woven items. The special collection comprised of four unique products and is now part of a movement to provide women with vital skills to better their lives and give them a voice in their communities.