Samoan Weaving Head Quarters (SWHQ) provides a unique and engaging creative hub for the community. Located at the heart of Parramatta and run by Maureen Unasa, SWHQ offers one of kind handmade masterpieces, through traditional weaving practises.

Using raw materials such as pandanus and raffia, artists/weavers Maureen Unasa and Angela Paikea specialise in contemporary hand made products such as jewellery, wall hangings, frames, wedding decorations and so much more!

SWHQ strongly believes in engaging the community by building bridges and weaving communities together. As a social enterprise we thrive on community support whether it is through our many weaving workshops, customer relationships or through our association with wonderful community initiatives such as The 1 Million Stars Project and Global Sisters.

As part of SWHQ’s mission to lead a sustainable ecofriendly organisation, we make it our mission to source natural products where possible and to create items that have little or no negative impact to our environment. We also love to upcycle everything! Maureen and Angela have quickly developed a fabulous little niche for up cycling everything from old bags to unused jewellery with clever weaving!


Buy a handmade uniquely crafted gift for a loved one or request a CUSTOM made gift.  Bring your ideas and let’s create some MAGIC!

DID YOU KNOW??? that 5% will be donated to Global Sisters who are supporting women in Australia towards financial independence.

Make a star in 10 minutes for The 1 Million Stars to End Violence community project and then SHARE with everyone so they can share their voice to end violence.  Get a group together, weave them in the park while the kids play and DROP THEM OFF at HQ 🙂

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello, i meet you both at the waitangi festival, merrylands and i am interested in coming along to your weaving classes. I look forward to your reply.
    Thank you

  2. I love the woven ribbon mats. =)

    By any chance I could arrange a one on one mat weaving class?

    From a very enthusiastic Otago Polytechnic Fashion Student. =)

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