Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Items Added to Our Website

NOW ONLINE!



Free Shipping continues on orders of $250 or more
within Canada and the continental U.S.A.

{Through the month of March}

Maiwa is constantly adding new products to the website.
Check back soon for updates.

Cannot be combined with other offers.

SEE YOU ONLINE!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Maiwa Fall workshops, lectures & events — the list is out !

MAIWA SCHOOL OF TEXTILES


2017 Fall workshop, lecture & event schedule is now online!
Mark your calendar - registration opens June 19th at 10am.


2017 Fall Workshop Schedule


  2017 Fall Lecture & Event Schedule    


We hope to see you there!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A New Year, A New Website


MAIWA'S NEWLY UPDATED ONLINE STORE IS HERE!

Visit our sparkling new website and receive
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF $250 OR MORE
within Canada and the continental U.S.A.

{Through the month of March}

Maiwa is constantly adding new products to the website.
Check back soon for updates.


Cannot be combined with other offers.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Celebration of Cloth and Clay - March 7th

Mark your calendar, it's a new  EARTH & WEAR event.


A celebration of CLOTH and CLAY on Granville Island

with
Maiwa Handprints 
Devil May Wear, and 
The Gallery of BC Ceramics

Tuesday March 7th 7-10pm
at The Gallery of BC Ceramics
1369 Cartwright Street,  Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

Join us for hors d'oeuvres, 
a cash bar, and fabulous door prizes 
representing the best of Granville Island

Going? Check out the Facebook Event Page



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Pink Bike Project

The First Pink Bike - being delivered in January 2016.

In 2016 The Maiwa Foundation was able to make a big difference in the lives of rural schoolgirls. Many of you know about the leatherworkers and weavers who together form the Artisans Alliance of Jawaja (AAJ).

Getting started with a little help.

Many of the female children of AAJ artisans have to walk several miles to school. The distance, combined with the time taken and the obligation to do other work in the home can make it difficult for girls to attend school (or to have enough time to complete homework). In these rural Indian families boys usually get bikes and girls do not.

The first ride.

The pink bike project was conceived as a way to assist the village schoolgirls to get to and fron school. These bike are female "style," pink and very sturdy. In collaboration with the Artisans Alliance of Jawaja, the Maiwa Foundation oversees the purchase of the bikes and the distribution in the village. In January of 2016 we made our first delivery of bikes. Now, at the start of 2017 we are doing another round of promotions for the project.


Loading up the first shipment of bikes near Jaipur.
Lined up and ready to go.

Interested? We have set up a special donation button on our website to support the Pink Bike Project.  A $100 donation purchases one of these sturdy pink bikes for a village schoolgirl.

A good day - the arrival of the bikes and some reactions.


The Backstory to this Project.

Jane Stafford of Jane Stafford Textiles, (JST) a weaver from Salt Spring Island, visited the AAJ weavers in 2014. After that meeting Jane was inspired to assist the group. In her own words: 

"Way back in 2014, Handwoven Magazine gave me a little award for $500.00 and JST (Jane Stafford Textiles) matched that with another $500.00. We donated $1000.00 to the Maiwa Foundation requesting that the money be used for girls education in the village of Jawaja.  During the next tour a lovely lady matched that donation so there was now $2000.00 to go to the girls. In the end it was decided by the Jawaja village that the money go to buy bicycles so the girls could travel the long distances to get to school and they wouldn't have to start and end there day walking in the dark. The bicycles are pink and girls style and extremely sturdy so the boys of the village aren't interested in them :^)"
The Maiwa Foundation is a registered charity in Canada. The foundation issues tax receipts for donations over $25.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Make and Wear an Indigo Apron to your next Maiwa workshop


What is the most sought-after garment in the Maiwa workshops?


Completely made from start to finish under the expert guidance of two of our top instructors. Sheila Wong takes you through the design, cutting, and sewing of the linen, and Sophena Kwon takes you through shaped resist and indigo dyeing. The result is a signature piece that says a lot about who you are and what you can do. This workshop is perfect for those starting out or for the experienced artisan. This workshop is a great combination of skills taught in a fun and engaging format.

⇸ Limited spaces available in a few of our spring workshops ⇷

Friday, January 20, 2017

Clothing Sample Sale & End of Run Fabric Sale


MAIWA'S FAMOUS CLOTHING SAMPLE SALE IS HERE WITH A NEW ADDITION!


CLOTHING SAMPLE SALE


Racks of one-of-a-kind clothing production samples at astonishing prices!

EVERYTHING BETWEEN $25 AND $75

Clothing sample sale at the main Maiwa store
on Granville Island in the Net Loft.

{All items are as is - final sale}
In Store Only

Sale starts 10am on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.


Cannot be combined with other offers.



END OF RUN FABRIC SALE


Fabric from Maiwa's India Studio!

ALL PIECES BETWEEN $5 AND $20

1/2 meter - 2 meter pieces of:
Blockprinted, Handwoven, and Naturally Dyed fabrics
at Maiwa Supply on Granville Island in the Net Loft.

{All items are as is - final sale}
In Store Only

Sale starts 10am on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.


Cannot be combined with other offers.



Sunday, December 18, 2016

It's the Final Week of Simple Gifts!

Simple Gifts Week 4 is Here
Visit MAIWA on Granville Island in Vancouver
December 19-23 from 10am to 7pm
and December 24 10am to 5pm
and receive 20% off all scarves and shawls
purchased in store.

For yourself or someone on your list.

Discount does not apply to previously purchased items.
This discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016