Amy Blair is our founder, and CEO. We are an award-winning social enterprise, we are championing and helping to preserve Malaysian batik and bring it to the global stage. Batik Boutique has not only carved a lasting presence in the local scene but has grown to be an international brand, exporting, shipping products to over 40 countries, and partnering with multinational companies. From our humble beginnings in 2013, we have now produced over 1,000,000 products and worked with 150 artisans in Malaysia.
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” - John Wesley, Theologian.
This quote by John Wesley resonated with our founder and is her desire to do all the good she can. It started as a small effort to help a friend Ana, a single mother, who at the time was looking for more income to support her family. 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. What Amy did was a small effort to help, but it resulted in a great thing; a business with purpose.
Our enterprise has since grown by leaps and bounds, from seamstresses working inside their own flats to a sewing and production centre, office space, and three retail boutiques. It is a business with a vision to provide sustainable income opportunities for women and artisans in Malaysia and focused on providing skills training and economic opportunity for local artisans by promoting their products in the global marketplace.
Batik Boutique's brand awareness and digital presence are growing globally and Amy is keen on building a lasting brand and legacy for the heritage craft of Malaysia.
With the holiday season just around the corner, we at Batik Boutique are busy working on our holiday collection to help you gift with purpose this season. As you begin to write your gift list or gather in homes for good food, family, and friends, watch this space for the Be Merry Lah Collection launching soon.
Shop with purpose and every item purchased from this collection directly impacts the artisans involved. Each product tells a meaningful story behind Malaysian handmade pieces that will last you a lifetime. Shop online and in-store at Batik Boutique and let’s do good together.
We at Batik Boutique have thoughtfully selected a theme, a message and we then work with our artisans to develop motifs and textiles accordingly. We hope that the designs we come up with convey a sense of hope for the coming year.
Our products are specially hand-crafted by skilled artisans. Each item, just like art, is one-of-a-kind and tells a story.
With every purchase, you make a difference in the lives of our artisan communities. By providing them with sustainable incomes. they can alter the course of their lives and their families for generations to come.
Packaged for gifting
Our Batik Boutique products are packaged with gifting in mind down to the boxes and gift cards used. When you gift Batik Boutique, you have a beautiful product that is quality made, and also give someone a "gift that keeps on giving” to marginalised communities around us.