Bringing Heritage Style to a Global Audience
Canvas & Weaves introduces a new way for a global audience to dialogue with traditional style, whether in the clothes you wear, the art on your walls, or the mug you drink your coffee from.
Canvas & Weaves curates with ahimsa philosophy and austerity as our guiding principle. Ahimsa is word that derives from Sanskrit, and means respect for all living things, and avoidance of violence towards others.
Living within this mindset is a combination of many factors & viewpoints. From avoiding the depletion of natural resources to suit individual needs, to the ethics of labour, process and transparency. These are just some of the things encompassing the concept of sustainability, within the greater concept of ahimsa.
In this new, woke world, more than ever, people of diverse cultures and ethnicities are going back to their roots. Homogenous, Eurocentric beige and black are now being eschewed for the clothes your grandmother wore and the knickknacks your grandfather collected. Even traditional food your mother made, which you used to think nothing of, is now something to be celebrated.
founder, ethical sourcing
Canvas & Weaves, a curated online store was founded in 2018 by Ferzin, who formerly worked in Finance.
Canvas & Weaves channels her passion in supporting traditional crafts, culture and independent artists, by gathering labels from sustainably, ethically-sourced brands that allow profits to flow back down to the craftspeople responsible.
At Canvas & Weaves the emphasis is on elegance, sophistication, and modern wearability and functionality. Canvas & Weaves asks you to redefine the idea of tradition, and create your own modern style, while honouring centuries-old crafts and cultures.
brand & MERCHANDISING
A NIFT graduate with a background in Fashion Management, Radhika’s role complements her interests in sourcing & styling. As vibrant as she is, she has always expressed her enthusiasm for being associated with the fashion & lifestyle industry as it often draws inspiration from art, culture, music & history.
Radhika is passionate about traveling and learning & when she’s off work, she loves to ride her bicycle.
With a background in English literature and mass communication and years of digital marketing experience, Rhea has always been a storyteller at heart. She lives to create art and indulges in visual storytelling through film, especially when it’s fashion.
Rhea loves the art of communication, whether it is through writing, art, song or visuals. Her medium of choice is painting. She lives and works in Goa, India, where she can maintain the most precious work-life balance that keeps her mind, body, and soul at rest while allowing her to keep the wheels turning.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Our wardrobe frames modern sensibilities blended with traditional Indian designs, textiles, and prints. Day-to-day, wearable separates with clean lines and elegant colours, great options for the office or a fun weekend out. Comfortable, cool linens beat the heat in a variety of airy dresses, modern rompers and jumpsuits, and shirts and blouses to mix and match. You are classic and traditional, yet contemporary and modern, at the same time – a brand new way to go traditional.