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.
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.
There is, however, a fine line between embracing tradition, and being, well, old-fashioned.
Our Story - Founder
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.
Canvas & Weaves challenges the notion of heritage-inspired fashion and art being purely a short-lived, ‘retro’ trend. Sure, there is always a respectful nod towards Asian, primarily Indian, roots, whether in the cut of a tunic or an interpreted woodblock print, but 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.
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.