Lawe is a community social enterprise that transform traditional handwoven into functional, attractive and unique hand-made products through women empowerment. The idea of creating a product is focused on ‘what can be made to bring the craftsmen work’, a process of bridging between the craftsmen to market, then lift the added value to increase its competitiveness in global market.

LAWE stated the two missions as to conserve Indonesia traditional hand-weaving culture and to empower women, while its vision is to provide a wide range of high quality products made from traditional hand-woven from all over Indonesia and become a learning centre for developing traditional handwoven products.

Today LAWE organises more than 100 artisans with the help from 20 dedicated people in a core team. In  Lawe, we build people. Our businesses and products are a means to allow improved livelihoods for those involved.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that LAWE partner with


The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, or abbreviated as Kemenparekraf RI, is a ministry in the Indonesian Government in charge of tourism affairs and creative economy. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is led by a Minister of Tourism (Menparekraf), Mr. Sandiaga Uno.

On-going/Past projects

LAWE Creative Space: AYA Special Program


Establishes a creative space for training and entrepreneurship development of diffable* children in the traditional handicraft industry in Indonesia.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation