Frankitas aims to build a working community by creating opportunities for economically disadvantaged crafters in remote areas so that they may continue to create traditional works of art.
To achieve this, Frankitas purchases textiles at fair prices either directly from the weavers or through NGO’s that represent them. Supporting skilled artisans from Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, India, and Central Asia, Frankitas uses traditional textile motifs such as Ikat, Batik, Songket, Tenun and Rangrang. These elements are synonymous in the signature statement of a Frankitas and will always remain its ethos.
Their textiles are hand woven using age old traditional methods of weaving and tie dying. Some of our hand-woven fabrics can take up 5 to 22 days to create, depending on the complexity of the motifs as well as the number of colours used.