QUALITY handmade art is unique and mostly timeless. When it comes to handmade accessories, finely-crafted bags can add some style to your ensemble. And for that uniqueness, go for bags made of unusual materials such as vintage kimono fabrics, seatbelts or obi belts — all crafted by local entrepreneurs.

Ethical fashion brand Biji-Biji Design from Kuala Lumpur has collaborated with Japan’s renowned textile manufacturer Nakakoma Orimono and rolled out a collection of upcycled bags from vintage kimono fabrics and seatbelts.

Putrajaya-based Asphodel’s Studio, meanwhile, takes pride in turning used obi belts into fabulous wristlets and clutches.

Here are our best picks from their collections.


STASH AND GO

STASH AND GO

Stash your coins, keys or earphones in this fancy pyramid-shaped pouch.

Model: Kiku (Biji-Biji x Nakakoma Orimono)

Brand: Biji-Biji Design

Price: RM89


MINI WONDER

MINI WONDER

This cute pouch is practical for storing your sunnies, handphone and money for that quick grocery trip.

Model: Ume (Biji-Biji x Nakakoma Orimono)

Brand: Biji-Biji Design

Price: RM89


AMP IT UP

AMP IT UP

Amp up your style for that dinner date with this elegant clutch.

Brand: Asphodel’s Studio

Price: From RM49


CARRY IT ALL

CARRY IT ALL

This big yet stylish tote bag has all the space that you need to carry your things day in and day out.

Model: Asagao (Biji-Biji x Nakakoma Orimono)

Brand: Biji-Biji Design

Price: RM279


SIMPLY PERFECT

SIMPLY PERFECT

This clutch cum wristlet is simple yet perfect to jazz up a mundane outfit.

Model: Obi Clutch

Brand: Asphodel’s Studio

Price: From RM49

 

For details, visit www.bijibijidesign.com and www.facebook.com\asphodelstudio

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