In early 2011, eBannok Handicrafts launched the Textile Workshop. Training local women to develop their dressmaking skills. eBannok had an Australian funded group come, train and teach the women various designs and production skills to make garments. We have ventured to be innovative in our designs. The designs are a fusion of traditional Hilltribe fabrics, weaves or embroidery within modern trend fashion.
Currently the eBannok Textile Workshop produces bags, clothing, purses and accessories.
eBannok also sources products made in local hilltribe villages.
If you are a fashion designer, textile artist, or design educator we are always on the look out for new opportunities to build the skills and experiences of our Hilltribe Textile workers. In the past we have had designers visit to pass on their skills in pattern-making, dressmaking, fashion trends and general sewing practices.
Below you will see images from a collaboration and textile development workshop with an Australian fashion designer; eBannok's Akha hilltribe staff learned how to apply their traditional embroidery techniques and Akha designs to a contemporary fashion range - learning to cut-patterns, improve their finishing techniques, and were given an insight into the planning, styling and preparation of a photo shoot and a Fashion Catwalk Parade.