Thanks, Club Med!

The 9th of June 2015 marked EnWeave Community’s first group of volunteer’s first day at Club Med.

For context and the benefit of you readers, EnWeave was lucky to be a part of Club Med’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and carry out weaving sessions in conjunction with their Family Nature Fun programme. 

Aside from raising awareness about upcycling, it was also a good opportunity to promote the art of weaving to Club Med guests.

As soon as we arrived Club Med Cherating, Team 1 was greeted by the extremely hospitable staff and especially a man named James, who made sure we were well accommodated. We settled into our rooms in no time as we had help with our luggage and the baskets plus materials we’d brought.

One of the first few things that overwhelmed us was the energy everyone had at this resort, always up and going! We knew it was going to be an exciting week ahead.

True enough, day one of conducting our weaving session, we were delightfully surprised by the response we got from fellow guests at the resort. A lot of people were interested in the session and our pro-poor project that helped disadvantaged ladies. 

The session was conducted by the pool, where laughters were heard as our participants got crafty with their fingers to roll and weave. 

Some of them admitted that it was tedious and required patience and persistence, even though it was just a repetitive process. 

“Up, down, up and down,” you would hear us weaving trainers guiding the Club Med guests with their basket. 

One of the Team 1 weaving trainer was Mali, a retiree volunteer who’d help out with EnWeave’s initiative after she left her corporate job in the financial sector. Everyone agrees that her patience and crafty hands make her a great weaver! Especially with the eager ones who couldn’t wait to finish their baskets, Mali would always diligently help them out.

Nadia, a fellow volunteer who’d just graduated from university was also a weaving trainer with us. She had a swell time teaching the guests!

Club Med was also kind enough to let us display our items at their boutique. The boutique manager, Ashley made sure everything was in place.

If you want to purchase our items, you may do so at or just snag something from the boutique!

Thanks, Club Med for being extremely accommodating!

Tam Xueh Wei


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