Woven Weaves: Kickstarter Look Book
Woven Weaves: About Us
Two young entrepreneurs, Ahlen Kikuchi and Kenjo Aguirre, wanted to showcase a distinctly stylish product that sought to showcase its local origins as well as its functional availability. In 2017, the two friends birthed Woven Weaves, a brand that takes its pride in showcasing the coarse sack known (the “bayong”) as a fashion statement that is both chic and environmentally sustainable.
Woven Weaves is inspired by the growing movement of sustainability. We aim to help the local community by providing livelihood to native artisans and showcase their ingenuity when it comes to creatively using the environment in meeting human needs.
Our line begins with a range of a simple yet tasteful weaves that bring versatility & design together. The skill of hand weaving has been passed down from generation to generation, and has become a signature of the local culture. By investing in this increasingly displaced cultural tradition, we hope to bring back this activity as crucial in articulating local culture and at the same time a sustainable source of livelihood for our local farmers.
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Woven Weaves: Why We Care
Because of its functional utility, our urban bags are perfect to bring to the beach, countryside, and city giving you a unique look that will set you apart. Made from 100% hand woven dried leaves and fibers obtained from abaca plant and the buri palm, our line of products not only are our contribution to a sustainable future and consequently, a gesture of support in encouraging local farmers to be conscious of our shared effort to save the environment. This is demonstrably seen in the way the products are made. Our products utilize the abaca, the strongest of all known natural textiles, and is produced by stripping the fibers from their sheaths and drying them under the sun, processes which does not leave any remarkable carbon foot-print on the environment.
In today’s generation, people have become very reliant on technology, fashion and looking cool. Thus, many began to forget the care of the environment. This project is our own way of making sure that we have a future for our environment and at the same time a space for fashionable expression.
Woven Weaves: How We Help
We believe that environment is the cornerstone of society and that it is necessary for us to survive. Through our Weaves we will be donating $1 for every bag sold to Road to 2020, an environmental project of the Haribon Foundation meant to restore rain forests by using native trees in their reforestation projects “to sustain ecological goods and services”.
The Road 2020 initiative was born out of the concerns of many advocates to save the Philippine rainforest as well its various trees in the wake of ever-increasing environmental degradation.
WOVEN WEAVES: Why We Need Your Help
We placed a humble funded goal of $2000 AUD to allow us to purchase an efficient supply of Abacca raw materials at an affordable price.
Primarily, we will use the funds raised in this campaign to purchase raw materials needed for the products and most importantly to fulfill the rewards of our backers.
WOVEN WEAVES: Beta Trial
WOVEN WEAVES: Join Our Journey
WOVEN WEAVES: Limited Pledges
WOVEN WEAVES: The Team
WOVEN WEAVES: Engage With Us
Risks and challenges
Woven Weaves is a new brand and with your support, you will be the first to receive it. When you receive your product first, you must intentionally express to your friends that you made this brand possible. As our potential partners, we believe in your partnership in making this project possible.
We are a young and upcoming business deeply committed to sustainable top-notch products. For us, quality of the product is important.
Doing production brings challenges at times. We will do our best to minimise the possibility of ugly bumps on the road by advancing a great deal in the quality control. We have artisans ready to hand-weave the 5 products available, and our priority is to deliver a top quality product to our backers.
Woven Weaves products is available worldwide. Please, notice the shipping cost could vary by country.
Please support us in avoiding delivery delays by providing us your full daytime delivery address in English, together with your telephone number for our courier.
Stay in touch with us; we love hearing from you and need you every step of the way, without you none of this would be
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