Batik Boutique is an award-winning social enterprise created to disrupt the cycle of poverty in Malaysia. We empower artisans from marginalised communities to produce fair fashion, home goods and accessories made from a traditional fabric called 'Batik'.
We work with rural and urban batik artisans across Malaysia to create batik textiles on natural fibres. This fabric is then sent to the seamstresses at our training centre to create products in designs that you'll love. Through this model, we are able to alter the circumstances of marginalised communities by providing employment opportunities, sustainable incomes, and skills to achieve financial independence.
To date, we have worked with over 300 artisans and impacted the lives of more than 1,500 local beneficiaries. You can feel good knowing each purchase directly benefits the artisan who handcrafted the products and helps weave change in the lives of their families and communities.
We area a 501(c)3 registered non-profit with EIN 45-5620649.
Batik Boutique is a proud winner of the MaGIC Amplify Award for Social Enterprise, watch our story.
Batik Boutique began with a friendship between two women.
In 2009, Amy became friends with Ana, a single mother, who at the time was looking for more income to support her family. They began brainstorming ways Ana could earn an income. Ana was able to sew, and together, they bought batik fabric that Ana transformed into unique gifts Amy gave to her family and friends. Soon, word spread and with it came demand.
Amy founded Batik Boutique in the belief that women like Ana deserved a fair and sustainable income, and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. Batik Boutique's vision is to upskill and economically empower hundreds of artisans like Ana to produce hand-crafted, high-quality apparel, homeware and gifts.
Disrupt the cycle of poverty amongst artisans in Malaysia through providing skills training and income opportunities
Empower communities through the globalization of Batik