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A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message
It's my favourite time of the year! The Holiday Season always reminds me of the joy, love, and opportunity I have to lead the Batik Boutique. In 2016 we worked to train Malaysian artisans and provide fair and sustainable income to many women, and I continue to be amazed by the hard work and efforts by our artisans to bring change to their families and the next generation.

2016 was a tremendous year of growth and impact for the Batik Boutique.  Collectively, we partnered with over 75 artisans, trained 25 women in sewing skills, and produced over 18,000 Malaysian made products purchased both in Malaysia and internationally.  We are working hard to establish a new sewing center in early 2017 to impact more lives, and we plan to introduce more training to our artisans in financial literacy and English proficiency.  We’ll of course continue to bring you a new perspective on Malaysian batik gifts, and we have a few surprises coming for our corporate customers too!  

Every gift you purchase impacts real people like kak Dayang and their families.  Dayang is a single mother of 6, and a cancer survivor, who had no skills in sewing.  After working with the Batik Boutique this year, she grew in her skills, her income increased monthly, and she is set to take on more management roles with us in 2017.  This is empowerment!

Thank you for being part of our journey. 

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year,


Amy Blair, Founder and CEO
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  • Dec 25, 2016

    So happy that 2016 has been a great year to you. Happy to say that mine ended with a bang and looks like it will continue to 2017.

    Merry Christmas and thank you for empowering me too.

    — Zarina Z Abidin

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