WEFTshop is a not-for-profit enterprise committed to supporting refugee women from Burma living on the border with Thailand by developing their skills as textile artisans. The fabrics they make are the key to our work and to the freedom and financial well-being of many of these women and their families.
The women, from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, use traditional skills such as hand weaving, appliqué and metal beadwork and we work hand-in-hand to create contemporary designs for the Australian market that feature their unique skills and textiles.
Creating beautiful textile designs are one of the few ways refugee artisans who have fled persecution by the Burmese military regime can access a fair wage.
Our artisans have the talent to change their world
You have the choice to help them do it.