INACRAFT needs no explaining. Everybody has been anticipating months before the D day. From a day before, if you searched ‘INACRAFT’ on Twitter, almost thousands result came up. One day is definitely not enough to visit this big exhibition.
This event takes place on Wednesday 25th to 29th April 2012, from 10 am to 9 pm. The INACRAFT website mentions that the first two days are for trade (only) days, but apparently when I walk in yesterday, it surely opened for public.
I prefer to visit the exhibition on day 1 to avoid the hectic crowd (usually Friday and weekend) and so I can share my findings to all of you here :D. If you haven’t gone there, there are till four days to enjoy. Here is what I like:
1. Lawe, Tenun untuk Kehidupan
We’ve probably known House of Lawewho specialized in Tenun processed products. This time, they collaborated with 3 designers in a project supported by GFF SGP (Small Grants Program by UNDP). They aim to conserve native print woven cloth from a small district in East Nusa Tenggara, called daerah Tiga Batu Tungku’, while empowering the community. They processed ‘Tenun Molo’ into ready to wear clothing pieces. The designs are surprisingly young, dynamic and trendy. Find them at Hall A #75.
2.Lazuli Sarae scarves and blouse
Lazuli Sarae is all about batik on denim. This denim scarf is their new product. In contrast to usual denim product, this scarf is very soft and delicate!
3. Asayani batik shoes and vest
You may find batik products in every forms, and there are tons of them in Inacraft. But these are definitely a twist with laces attached to batik shoes and clothes. Find them at Cendrawasih Hall #92.
4. Lurik Dress, Datie Handicraft
Love the unusual cutting on this dress, and the fabric is finely processed. This is one of a kind, so consider yourself lucky if it still there! Find Datie Handicraft booth at Plenary Hall.
5. Godin Shoes
Among local shoes products that I’ve tried, these are definitely the most comfortable ones! Plus, they are priced affordably than others. Godin is a new brand, created by a couple of students from Ciputra University business incubator. I am not surprised if this brand becomes a big hit in the future. We’ve already put it on our agenda to cover them in more detail sometime in the near future. In the mean time, find them at Cendrawasih Hall.