TENUN FASHION WEEK ————————-

MAYBANK WOMEN ECO-WEAVERS

TENUN FASHION WEEK

MAYBANK WOMEN ECO-WEAVERS

TENUN FASHION WEEK

EVERYONE ADMITS THAT WHATEVER MAY BE THE FUTURE, THE HANDLOOMS OUGHT NOT TO BE ALLOWED TO PERISH.

MAHATMA GANDHI

THE FUTURE
IS HANDWOVEN

From exquisite fabrics produced for royal courts to vivid cloths woven by communities in the remote reaches of highlands and islands, Southeast Asia has a handwoven textiles tradition with a tremendous range of imagery and demonstrating considerable technical prowess. TENUN, the first fashion week dedicated completely to the handweaves of ASEAN, reimagines their continued relevance by exploring their use in today’s fashion.

The weaving communities of Southeast Asia lie at the heart of this event. Experience the creations of the makers of these garments, and celebrate their ways of life and means of livelihood. As we stand with these weaving communities, including those of women in rural communities, we also contribute to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of No Poverty (SDG 1), Gender Equality (SDG5), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) and Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12).

THE FUTURE
IS HANDWOVEN

From exquisite fabrics produced for royal courts to vivid cloths woven by communities in the remote reaches of highlands and islands, Southeast Asia has a handwoven textiles tradition with a tremendous range of imagery and demonstrating considerable technical prowess. TENUN, the first fashion week dedicated completely to the handweaves of ASEAN, reimagines their continued relevance by exploring their use in today’s fashion.

The weaving communities of Southeast Asia lie at the heart of this event. Experience the creations of the makers of these garments, and celebrate their ways of life and means of livelihood. As we stand with these weaving communities, including those of women in rural communities, we also contribute to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of No Poverty (SDG 1), Gender Equality (SDG5), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) and Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12).

TENUN also bolsters ASEAN’s Strategic Plan on Culture and Arts 2016-2025 by facilitating intercultural contact and collaboration, engendering a sense of ownership for the cultural heritage of ASEAN, and leveraging on culture for inclusive and sustainable development.

AS WEAVING SUSTAINS LIVES,
WEAVING LIVES ON.
THIS IS THE FUTURE WE ENVISION.

TENUN also bolsters ASEAN’s Strategic Plan on Culture and Arts 2016-2025 by facilitating intercultural contact and collaboration, engendering a sense of ownership for the cultural heritage of ASEAN, and leveraging on culture for inclusive and sustainable development.

AS WEAVING SUSTAINS LIVES, WEAVING LIVES ON. THIS IS THE FUTURE WE ENVISION.

THE EVENT

TENUN will consist of digital fashion presentations to be screened online on 15–17 October 2021. Weaver community profiles and behind-the-scenes footage of the production of the collection will also be screened in the lead-up to the event, with Jury and People’s Choice Awards to be presented to selected participants. The event will be free for viewing.

TENUN will be accompanied by an online shop, available on this website, and will culminate in a live fashion show (subject to allowable COVID-19 protocols) in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia as a supplement to a proposed international event in eco-fiber and textiles.

THE HANDWOVEN CLOTH IS AN
EMERGING GENRE OF LUXURY THAT
SPEAKS TO CONSUMERS’ DESIRE
FOR PRODUCTS WITH A STORY

JUDY FRATER & JANA HAWLEY

THE EVENT

TENUN will consist of digital fashion presentations to be screened online on 15–17 October 2021. Weaver community profiles and behind-the-scenes footage of the production of the collection will also be screened in the lead-up to the event, with Jury and People’s Choice Awards to be presented to selected participants. The event will be free for viewing.

TENUN will be accompanied by an online shop, available on this website, and will culminate in a live fashion show (subject to allowable COVID-19 protocols) in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia as a supplement to a proposed international event in eco-fiber and textiles.

THE HANDWOVEN CLOTH IS AN EMERGING GENRE OF LUXURY THAT SPEAKS TO CONSUMERS’ DESIRE
FOR PRODUCTS WITH A STORY

JUDY FRATER & JANA HAWLEY