Woven Wings

Woven Wings

Company
Type(s) of Business
  • Manufacturer/Weaver
Owner(s)
Christina Mitchell & Sarah Condry
POC Owned
No
Other Related Business(es)?
No
Website
https://wovenwings.co.uk
Location
UK
Location of Manufacturing
UK
Types of Carriers
  • Woven Wraps
  • Ring Slings
Woven Wrap Type(s)
  • Machine Woven
Costs of Carriers
  • Carriers $250 USD or Above
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 8s
  • In Stock
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 9s
  • None
CCBW Analysis
Cultural Inclusivity
  • PoC are widely represented in this company's marketing campaigns.
Labor Practices
  • Fair Wages for Workers
Environmental Practices
  • Not enough known information
Customer Practices
  • Quality customer service
  • Accountable to negative feedback
  • Unfair Pricing Practices
Customer Practices Commentary

Woven Wings are considered incredibly expensive. They are inaccessible in that regard, and their customer base has a history of saying things like "quality is worth it." How Woven Wings sets their price points is entirely up to them, however they have taken to a new level the commodification of a practice that has (in modern times) been appropriated from indigenous peoples.

Culturally Appropriative Designs
No
Other IP Violations
No
Questionable Practices
  • Other Concerns
Resolutions of Questionable Practices

In 2016, Woven Wings held a contest among their fanbase to decide what their next design should be. The most popular "entry" was a group that wanted a Frida Kahlo inspired design. The "entry" featured many white women dressing in "costume" trying to emulate the traditional Tehuana clothing that Frida Kahlo wore. Woven Wings brought the issue to CCBW. They were responsive and reflective of the feedback given there - which was a wrap "inspired" by Frida was not only appropriative but also counter to Frida's own philosophies. However, some people felt Woven Wings didn't want to be the "bad guys" and leaned on the Mexicanx/Chicanx voices of the group to do the "dirty work."

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