Batik Boutique began with a friendship between two women.
In 2009, Amy Blair became friends with Ana, a single mother, who at the time was looking for more income to support her family. Ana and Amy began brainstorming ways she could earn an income. Ana was able to sew, so together they bought some batik fabric that Ana transformed into unique gifts that Amy gave to 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 empower hundreds of artisans like Ana by offering them a fair and sustainable income producing beautiful, high quality fashion and gifts.
Today, more than 150 artisans have worked with Batik Boutique to gain a fair, sustainable income and marketable skills. Our seamstresses set their own wage and hours. In 2015 we established a sewing center in the community where our artisans live to make working more convenient and eliminate needs for transport and childcare.
ASEAN Inclusive Business Award
MaGIC SE.A Plus
Amy Blair - Founder/CEO
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
“We chose to work with Batik Boutique because we support your mission of empowering women who might not otherwise be able to earn an income and promoting a traditional Malaysian craft.” | Kathleen Chew Wai Lin, YTL Foundation
Exquisite silk Malaysian batik kimonos and a matching pareo were exactly what I had hoped to find in Malaysia but didn't have time. Amy made sure everything was perfect with my online order, and it feels so good to support these talented artisans and know they are paid fair wages for their craft. Highly recommend! | Cheryl Arutt