Borneo Chic was then established as the marketing arm of Crafts Kalimantan in the belief that continued and increased sales of traditional craft would revive the Dayak weaving traditions across the island. Crafts Kalimantan is a network of indigenous artisans of Kalimantan and their NGO (Non-Government Organizations) support groups. Seeing the potential of organized, expanded work at the ground level, it came together to conduct training activities with Dayak artisans in the effort to build a sustained movement to promote authentic indigenous crafts and sustainable livelihoods in Kalimantan. Borneo Chic sought to elevate traditional craft from Borneo, presenting important aspects of Indonesian heritage and nature to the urban sector. Thus Borneo Chic emerged as a collection of modern hand bags merging elements of indigenous weaving traditions with contemporary designs. Borneo Chic launched its shop in Kemang in 2011 and since then carries products in 6 stores around the country.
Borneo Chic brings tradition from frontier areas to bustling cities of Indonesia. Borneo Chic seeks to bring the modern woman a collection of hand bags for various needs; from day to night; from workday to weekend. From simple to intricate, Borneo Chic maintains its brand of understated elegance. The collections highlight stories of meanings and beliefs behind indigenous traditions while presenting sustainable products traced from mountain to metropolis. Borneo Chic practices responsible trade making sure artisans have a fair deal. Borneo Chic also now offers woven craft and accessories, ranging from handbag, tote bag, wallet, pouch, clutch, and other crafts for the youth as well as beauty and health products which sustain internal and external wellness.
Let’s support potential and skill of Dayak craftsmen by buying woven crafts original from Kalimantan only in Borneo Chic
Jl Bangka Raya no 99A, South Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 718 3240
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