Fashion items from Penan artisan weavers

Penan weavers, as organized under Helping Hands Penan (HH Penan), are coming up with new designs and colour combinations that lend a contemporary feel to their products.

Still in good demand, the bags have gained popularity in the market that also supports a good cause.

“The beautiful, practical and affordable products speak for themselves,’’ said HH Penan director Violette Tan. “People buy our products to support our work and cause of helping the Penan community.’’

There are 150 weavers involved in the weaving project, with about 50 on a regular basis.

HH Penan products are available online at The Artisans Haven at and its own online shop, managed by its Penang network, at

There are also networks and sellers operating from homes, social media and other platforms, pop-up stalls and bazaars in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor, Ipoh, Cyberjaya, Malacca, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

Internationally, its networks span from Singapore, Hong Kong, the US, UK, Australia and the Netherlands.

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