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Coworking fashion studio offers creative space for aspiring designers

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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South Tangerang   /   Wed, September 18, 2019   /  01:20 pm
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'Localizing' creativity: Visitors browse clothing over the weekend at Kampung Mode, a coworking fashion studio in Ciputat, South Tangerang. Relatively new to the country, such coworking sewing spaces could help nurture young Indonesian designers and drive growth in the Indonesian fashion industry..(JP/Aditya Bagas Wicaksono)

Hayuning “Adra” Sumbadra realizes that growing up in a family that supported her dreams of becoming a fashion designer was a privilege that not all aspiring young fashion designers had. When Adra was a teenager exploring her talents in designing clothes, her parents cleared a space on the second floor of their house in Ciputat, South Tangerang, to create a "studio" for her. She even had a 6-square-meter cutting table, said Adra. A cutting table was one of the most important pieces of equipment for a fashion designer, but budding designers rarely had one. “I remember that my college friends were willing to travel dozens of kilometers to my house to use the table," recalled the 22-year-old. "Lately, I started thinking, why don’t I share [the table] with ...