Social Entrepreneur Sisters : Ida & Lila of House of Diamonds

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Today we introduce sisters Ida and Lila, founders of 'House of Diamonds' a social enterprise based in Malang East Java. House of Diamonds is a home goods and wearables brand which features their signature 'jahit jelujur 'running stitch'. The message of Ida and Lila's story is that the human spirit is boundless. As little children and teenagers Ida and Continue Reading

Threadapeutic – Making a Difference Through Fabric Upcycling

Wall hanging by Threadapeutic

Founded in 2015 by Ibu Nagawati Surya, Threadapeutic is based on the concept of making products out of waste, in particular fabric offcuts, and turning them into items of value. My first encounter with Threadapeutic was at The Rooftop Market (now known as The Local Market). I recall being drawn to the unique design of the products, as well as the curiously Continue Reading

An afternoon with Talita Setyadi of BEAU Bakery & Cafe

Move to a new country and you quickly become aware of the things that are of greatest importance to you. Family safety and security is an obvious number one; but a definite second for me was securing quality food for my family of five. Nutritious western-style bread was one item that seemed to be particularly elusive in those early days. Being confronted Continue Reading

Making the Most of Expat Life in Jakarta with Daleen Fourie

Today we introduce you to a very special person. Daleen Fourie (pronounced, ‘Dalian’) has been an expat for numerous years, having lived in 7 different countries (and counting!). As a mother of 4 children, Daleen is a very busy lady indeed, yet as you will see, still has time to give to others through engagement in her community; whilst also making the most Continue Reading