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Inspired by nature. Stylish organic to save the planet.
23 backers pledged AU$ 2,359 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Pledge for the styles you like!

Tahitian White
Tahitian White

 

Akoya Black with sling
Akoya Black with sling

 

Lucia
Lucia

 

Fresh Water
Fresh Water

 

South Sea
South Sea

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.

Please feel free to visit their website for more information.

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

Massive Thank You includes Limited Edition Woven Weaves accessory
Massive Thank You includes Limited Edition Woven Weaves accessory

 

Early Bird Akoya Black
Early Bird Akoya Black

 

Early Bird Tahitian White
Early Bird Tahitian White

 

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.

SHIPMENTS

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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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge AU$ 15 or more About $11

    Massive Thank You

    a massive thank you from the Woven Weaves team which includes a limited edition accessory.

    You'll receive special recognition on the Woven Weaves website + be a part of our story from here on out!

    This offer is limited to 100 backers

    You have an option of: pompom or tassel

    We'll contact you after the duration of our project to confirm your option.

    Includes:
    • Website recognition
    • Access to backer-exclusive updates as business progresses
    • Limited edition pompom or tassel
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    Pledge AU$ 40 or more About $29

    Early Bird Tahitian White

    You'll receive an amazing Woven Weaves hand made bag: Tahitian White

    The Early Bird Tahitian will be limited to 200 slots allowing the backer to receive the bag earlier than everyone else. Pledge now while supplies last!

    You have an option of: with sling or without sling

    We'll contact you after the duration of our project to confirm your option.

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    • Tahitian White bag
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    Pledge AU$ 40 or more About $29

    Early Bird Akoya Black

    You'll receive an amazing Woven Weaves hand made bag: Akoya Black

    The Early Akoya Black bag will be limited to 200 slots allowing the backer to receive the bag earlier than everyone else. Pledge now while supplies last!

    You have an option of: with sling or without sling

    We'll contact you after the duration of our project to confirm your option.

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    • Akoya Black bag
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    Pledge AU$ 45 or more About $32

    Lucia

    You'll receive an amazing Woven Weaves hand made bag: Lucia

    Includes:
    • Access to backer-exclusive updates as business progresses
    • Lucia bag
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    Pledge AU$ 49 or more About $35

    Holiday Offer

    You'll receive an amazing Woven Weaves hand made bag: Fresh Water or South Sea

    Includes:
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    • Choose between Fresh Water or South Sea Bag
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    Pledge AU$ 65 or more About $47

    Fresh Water

    You'll receive an amazing Woven Weaves hand made bag: Fresh Water

    Includes:
    • Fresh Water bag
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    Pledge AU$ 65 or more About $47

    South Sea

    You'll receive an amazing Woven Weaves hand made bag: South Sea

    Includes:
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    • South Sea bag
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    Pledge AU$ 500 or more About $360

    Tree under your name

    As part of our calling to save the planet, the Woven Weaves team will plant a tree in the Philippines and put it under your name.

    For Limited edition accessory
    You have an option of: pompom or tassel

    For Akoya Black
    You have an option of: with sling or without sling

    We'll contact you after the duration of our project to confirm your options.

    Includes:
    • Access to backer-exclusive updates as business progresses
    • A tree under your name (photos)
    • A video thank you letter
    • Fresh Water bag
    • Akoya Black bag
    • Limited edition pompom or tassel
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Funding period

- (60 days)