IMPRINTED BY TRAVEL
It’s no coincidence the story of MATTER Prints started on the nomadic trail. And there’s nothing like the lush, tropical beaches of Mexico to open the floodgates for conversation, allowing housemates and colleagues at the time, Ren and Yvonne, to exchange stargazing hopes and dreams.
Sharing a love for travel, cultural storytelling, and unique travel wear, Ren and Yvonne spoke openly and candidly about the potential of going into business together. Maybe it was the magic of travel, or maybe it was something in the water, but a business idea was starting to take shape.
It took another five years before the idea finally solidified into a full-fledged business in 2014. Two key motivations laid the foundation for the brand’s awakening. Firstly, to create products that celebrate the rich cultural heritage and textiles in Asia. Secondly, to build a social business that enables the textile craft to continue as a viable industry while kindling positive impact.
The MATTER Prints’ marketing maven, Devonne explains, “We believe that inspiration is in the every day, we just have to learn how to open our eyes to it. Travel of course is the biggest inspiration, because that’s when we drop our usual contexts and start to appreciate and respect both the difference and similarity that unite us across cultures.”
Inspired by the kind of travel they love, MATTER Prints was founded on the principles of mutual cultural respect, building direct relationships, fostering community spirit and embracing the art of storytelling.