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Biji-biji Ethical Fashion at ISETAN, The Gardens

Biji-biji Ethical Fashion at ISETAN, The Gardens

Malaysia is a shopping paradise, isn’t it? Type in ‘Largest shopping malls in the world” and hit the Search button on your browser. Quickly your browser will reveal that, Malaysia is indeed a shopping paradise. You will see names of familiar shopping destinations such as Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama, Berjaya Times Square and Mid Valley Megamall popping up on those lists. Not to mention all the many neighbourhood malls that are popping up every few kilometres too. As a typical consumer, you have access to a wide variety of choices - brands, quality, price, colour schemes, seasonal trends, and etc....

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Things that can be recycled: unique bags & purses from Biji-Biji

Things that can be recycled: unique bags & purses from Biji-Biji

We’ve already shared two stories about things that can be recycled into handmade goods, but we’re not there yet. There are way more Discovered artisans who work with recycled materials and have inspirational stories to share. In this week’s blog we will tell the story of Biji-Biji. Offering a ethical and green alternative to mass consumption Biji-biji is an ethical fashion label, birthed by the sustainable design collective Biji-biji Initiative. The ambition of the brand is to inspire people to think about sustainable living and they do this in a very original way! They make bags from PVC banners and...

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Featured on RinggitOhRinggit : How I Will Be Managing My Money During Trump Presidency

Featured on RinggitOhRinggit : How I Will Be Managing My Money During Trump Presidency

Like many people around the world, I’m disappointed by Trump’s win in the U.S. elections. Personal reasons aside, what’s done is done. But as it stands, the ripple effect of Trump’s presidency will be felt worldwide, even for us Malaysians who literally live halfway across the world. My personal opinion is that Trump’s selfish America-first privileged white people-first economic plan won’t work, and even if it did, it would be to the expense of the rest of us global citizens. A group of 370 economists – including not one, but eight Nobel-prize winners think that his plan is crap, too. Still. If we can’t...

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The Fashion Facade- Behind the Synthetic Shades

The Fashion Facade- Behind the Synthetic Shades

Walk into a retail store and one finds herself in a multidimensional world of plastics. The desirable dresses on display are draped over glossed synthetic white dolls, poised and adorned with black pairs of metal and plastic framed sunglasses. Next to them lies a pile of neatly folded tops and trousers, all attached with tightly knotted paper and plastic price tags. Rows and rows of shoes, purses and various other artificial accessories punctuate the hollow space in between each doll, leaving plenty of room yet for the human bodies that take up the role of ‘shoppers’. The personification of a...

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Featured on RinggitOhRinggit: [XMAS GIVEAWAY] Exclusive Bag from Biji-Biji Design (Ends 25 Dec 2016)

Featured on RinggitOhRinggit: [XMAS GIVEAWAY] Exclusive Bag from Biji-Biji Design (Ends 25 Dec 2016)

Enter my first Christmas giveaway and win this exclusive upcycled bag from Biji Biji Design worth RM229! Read on to find out how you can enter. Happy Holidays! In collaboration with Biji Biji Design, I’m happy to do my first ever giveaway! Biji Biji is a social enterprise that produces and sells upcycled products – they take ‘waste’ and turn it into beautiful items, therefore reducing impact to our landfills. Read their story here. They offer many services, including talks and workshops, event management, custom design builds, art installations, green technology and electronics engineering. They were my ‘condo-mates’ last time; we stayed in the...

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