Jackie F.

About me

I was an investment banker who traveled the world but was romanced by the fabrics of the many lands I visited. My interest in ethnic fabrics culminated in me starting this small community of weaving artisans in 2012 and pushed me eventually to leave my career to delve full time into running this beloved workshop several years later.

With the workshop, I want to preserve the ancient art of songket weaving ensuring that the craftsmanship exists for another generation by empowering young women weavers and creating a viable source of income for them.

One of the major milestones we have achieved has been bringing rattan handicrafts of the Penan community to the mainstream market and creating a flow of economic power for them through collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF). This project has empowered nearly 18 communities in over 20 villages over the past couple of years.

I welcome you to the world where beautiful fabrics are birthed, and I hope you will enjoy the experience of my tour as much as I will enjoy hosting you.

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