Several months ago, The Weave Co. posted a short interview with me. The Weave Co. makes premium stationery products using recycled materials and traditional fabrics ethically-sourced from around the world. The Weave Co.’s journey began when co-founder Azizul Kamal traveled to Sri Lanka and witnessed how fabric, traditionally used in blankets, could be used in stationery products.
“The fabric that we source for our products reflects the culture of the communities that have produced them,” co-founder Amirul Idham Shah told me. The Weave Co. sources their fabric in partnership with social enterprises that provide gainful employment to local fiber arts communities and use recycled and upcycled materials to minimize environmental impact, such as Tribal Textiles (Zambia), Dsenyo (Malawi, Zambia, and Brazil), and Indego Africa (Rwanda) “Much of our quality assurance is done online,” Amirul adds. “We hope to allocate resources to travel to our suppliers as our business grows!”