The Chin people make up 50+ groups of people dispersed across south Asia’s most remote regions—but the women weaving these goods are from Chin State in western Myanmar.
Chin women use pure, hand-spun cotton dyed with vegetables and other natural dyes. Their textiles are woven on traditional back-strap or foot looms, and infused with designs that reflect their culture. Making a simple pattern can take 2 to 3 weeks, while more detailed work may take a month or more.
The Chin women creating these designs do so for supplementary income—helping their families, who would otherwise be living in poverty, cover basic needs. Finding time to weave in between family and farming, these products not only provide a living wage but offer the preservation and development of Chin culture. When you purchase one of our Chin products, you’re helping create new opportunities for Chin artisans and communities—especially for women and young girls.