The WTiN Podcast is back for another series, and this time we kick off by talking to Jackie Corlett, founder and director of Motif and Motif Handmade.
While founded decades apart, Motif (1990s) and Motif Handmade (2010s) share a vision to support traditional weaving practices in Bangladesh by making them part of today’s solutions. Motif focuses on the production of woven fabrics and getting people into the workplace, while Motif Handmade is about working with the weavers to design collections and to make the most of the design talent they have to offer.
In this episode, Corlett talks about the network of weavers that she has become apart of over the years, the diversity of fabrics that they’re able to create, and how they are even introducing recycled yarns into collections. Elsewhere, Corlett talks about how socially and environmentally sustainable artisanal weaving is, and how it’s a scalable, accessible and financially competitive way of manufacturing, which is why she is encouraging designers and brands to think about integrating artisanal weaving into their supply chains.
To find out more about Motif Handmade, visit www.motifhandmade.com