Muhayo started a company in her mother’s garage. She now employs nine women, including her sisters, and teaches ikat techniques to her niece, who harbors high ambitions for a business of her own.
A dozen others she trained have moved on to different international posts. Her story hums with women’s voices finding their strength in one another, growing from garage studio to global stage
ibu is a movement of women around the world growing into economic self-sufficiency through the art of their hands, bearers of both textile tradition and social change.
An ibu ally wraps our hand-loomed luxury around her shoulder or leans into a cushion shining with a woman’s imagination and she belongs to this movement.