Crafthub is based in Kuching, capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Crafthub is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote and market Sarawak handicrafts in an economically viable way, with international standard quality control.

Sarawak’s many ethnic groups produce a very wide range of traditional handicrafts using natural materials of the jungles and forests. These craft skills are still very much alive.

With the support of the Sarawak Craft Council, Crafthub was set up in 2008 by a team who understand the various crafts of Sarawak, have experience in the marketing of arts and crafts, and have an appreciation of the needs and tastes of the international market, and who are passionate about bringing Sarawak craftwork to that wider world.

Crafthub promotes handicrafts as a worthwhile occupation that provides a viable living for local craftspeople, and endeavours to encourage the younger generation into craft-oriented careers before many skills inherent in Sarawak’s craft heritage are lost. Crafthub Sdn Bhd is run by a Board of Directors.

Heidi Munan (Director)
Heidi is an expert in the crafts of Sarawak, especially beads, for which she is Curator at the Sarawak Museum. She has also written many books and articles on the ethnic groups and local cultures of Borneo.

Donald Tan (Director)
Donald is the Chief Executive Officer of Singgahsana Lodge Adventures Sdn. Bhd., the holding company of popular travellers’ guesthouse, Singgahsana Lodge in the heart of Kuching, The Village House by Singgahsana, a luxury home-stay property set in the foothills of majestic Mt. Santubong some 30 km from the city, Borneo Experiences, a Malaysian Inbound Travel Outfit and the Sarawak Museum Merchandise Shop & Café at the present Sarawak Museum’s Art Gallery. He is an avid traveller and arts and crafts appreciator and collector, and his 2 properties exude a rustic charm that is very much Sarawak.

Rosemarie Wong (Director)
Rosemarie holds a degree in fashion textiles from St Martins College of Art & Design, London. She has a keen interest in design and crafts as well as an excellent insight of the international arts and crafts market through her regular travels. Professionally, Rosemarie is a successful entrepreneur with varied business interests, the most recent of which is as the owner and key designer of The Ranee Boutique Suites, an impressive boutique hotel in the heart of Kuching city. Her strong background in art and design coupled with a sound grasp of commercial realities is instrumental in the conceptualization and management of the many Crafthub projects.

Lyn Alhady (Director)
Lyn is a qualified Advocate & Solicitor registered with the High Court of Kuala Lumpur. She was attached to the legal firm of Zaid Ibrahim & Co. from 1997-1998. Subsequent relocation to Kuching ignited a keen interest in Sarawak handicrafts. Joining Crafthub provides a vehicle to further the cause of promoting Sarawak crafts to international level.