Emma Kate Wallace started WEFTshop in 2005 with a desire to serve the Karen women using her costume making skills.
By 2021, with a group of committed volunteers, and funding from Rotary, we had trained hundreds of artisans from Karen, Kachin, Karenni and Lahu, who were refugees or migrants.
Every year, we collaborate with 30 artisans, who create contemporary designed products using traditional methods.
These artisans are paid double the minimum wage and receive training in colour, design and
pattern making. With economic empowerment comes confidence and self-esteem in culture.
WEFTshop is all about bringing together beautiful design, ethical fashion and a bit of fun too!
Every time you buy our limited-edition, ethically-made cushions, jewellery, bags or accessories you directly support refugee and migrant families from Burma.