It began with helping a friend.
Amy Blair, Founder of Batik Boutique, moved to Malaysia because of an intense curiosity about the world. Nine years and 3 kids later, Blair leads a company of 50 women artisans in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These artisans make up Batik Boutique, a group that hand dyes and sews fair trade fashion goods for the international market.
“I built a business model around the needs of these women,” explains Blair. “It was more about how can we bring sustainability to a group of women who want to work and contribute to their household income, but can’t because they’re trapped. They’re stuck without transportation, no child care, and have limited time.”
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