Being Indonesian born, raised and educated in Singapore, it was a mixed feelings to be introduced to your fellow countrymen about your work by the country who raised you. But I’m utterly grateful to both “parents” for the heritage and discipline that have equipped me to do my work today.
Thank you Shophouse & Co for the introduction to Indonesia Ambassador to Singapore Mr Ngurah Swajaya and Singapore Minister of Communication and Information Mr Yaacob Ibrahim at Rising50 Design Bazaar last year.
Blessed Indonesia and Singapore for the tie that binds. Happy birthday Singapore, happy birthday Indonesia! 🇲🇨🇸🇬
We have participated in #thebeachcleanupjakarta last weekend and it truly is a learning experience. It is encouraging to know that our effort to upcycle (a small fraction) fabric waste is not futile.
Our main occupation is to upcycle fabric offcuts from local fashion makers. This week, 7 bags of fabric offcuts were collected from our donor to be aesthetically upcycled and eventually made into products that will go back on the shelves. Our sincerest thanks to our donators from as far as Banjarmasin (@srihidayah368), Surabaya, Jogja (@lemarilila), Purbalingga and Jakarta area (@x_sml @puranaindonesia @morphcoffee) for being a part of our upcycling effort.
We thank our local fashion labels (X) S.M.L, Purana and garment makers for not wasting their offcuts.
Why do we need to buy new materials when the existing ones are still reusable and in abundance? Let’s rethink how we use our materials. We are not the expert in upcycling fabric waste, but we want to do it.
Lauren, Muri and Raya are in Bali!
Thank you @ajourneybespoke – The belief that collectively, We as consumers can make a genuine positive impact through the choices we make is being put into action by so many creative, compassionate and inspiring people in Indonesia.
Take for example sisters Ida and Lila of The House of Diamonds; and Hana and her team from Threadapeutic; as well as Caroline Tobing from Paisley Things (but to name a few). So, for news that’s uplifting as well as inspiring, we encourage you to head over to our blog. We promise these stories (and many more), will brighten up your day and make you want to contribute to this positive change.