Making your own leather belt in Jakarta

There are many great advantages of living in Jakarta - meeting new people, learning a new language, trying new foods & ingredients, and gaining a better understanding of a new country, but to name a few.  Another indisputable bonus of living in Jakarta is being able to have items made to your taste and specifications. We’ve shared some of our Continue Reading

Henny Augustien : Leather craftsperson at the KOELIT

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Henny Augustien is the inspiring and adventurous woman behind 'KOELIT', translated in Bahasa Indonesia as 'LEATHER' a handcrafted genuine leather goods brand located in Semarang, a coastal city on northern Java Island. While there are places that help with restoring worn leather it's nice to have some where like 'KOELIT' that provides quality leather Continue Reading

The holiday season all wrapped up, Jakarta style

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Hello there! With the holiday season drawing increasingly near, we know you are busy, so this week we're keeping it brief with a simple holiday gift wrapping idea. I'm the worst gift wrapper in my household ... paper, tape and neat corners are not my forte, so I often turn to beautiful fabric to get the job done. I love that you can use a simple square of Continue Reading

10 Minutes with Pak Nana | Jakarta Tailor

Pak Nana in his shop

Jakarta tailor, Pak Nana is a very busy man! So today he has kindly agreed to our '10 Minute Interview Challenge' before his next client steps in, or his phone begins to ring and buzz next to his sewing machine. So we had better get started ... Pak Nana, your time starts ... now! Kenalkan Pak Nana What is your full name? My name is Nana. Where were you Continue Reading