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Pop-up bazaar to showcase local creative talent

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, August 4, 2016 | 12:32 pm
Pop-up bazaar to showcase local creative talent

In addition to showing local brands' creativity, the event will also feature several workshops at which guests can learn firsthand how the products, ranging from denim and batik to natural dye and wood crafts, are made. (makersmarket.id/-)

A pop-up bazaar showcasing local creative products is set to take place in Grand Indonesia shopping mall, Central Jakarta, on Aug. 26-28.

The participants of the MakersMarket bazaar are tenants at MarketPlays, an e-commerce start-up established in June last year that focuses on providing a marketplace for local urban lifestyle brands. Over 200 brands and 700 products, especially leather and handmade goods, are available via the online platform.

In addition to showing local brands' creativity, the event will also feature several workshops at which guests can learn firsthand how the products, ranging from denim and batik to natural dye and wood crafts, are made.

One of the brands, Imaji Studio, experiments with fabric dyeing techniques as it seeks to embody the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which refers to the beauty of imperfection in handmade objects. Working with local artisans, most of its inspiration comes from Batik dyeing methods but it focuses on being “organic, raw and natural”, to avoid the negative effects of using artificial dyes.

(Read also: 6 local quirky bag brands on the rise)

 

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Another local brand, Sanoesa, sells elegant, vintage wood craft products made by artisans in Surakarta. Using teak wood, every one of its products is limited to 100 pieces. (tif/kes)

 

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