HANDEP Newsletter - Semester 1 2020

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HELLO!!! FIRST HALF - 2020

CAMPAIGN

EVENTS

NEW

PRODUCTS

UPCOMINGS

FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK Beyond Physical Beauty The world has had enough of people suffered from fashion. We're not turning our heads from them.


"I Handcrafted Your Bag" is Handep’s self-organized

campaign

inspired

by Fashion Revolution movement. this campaign aims to raise awareness on the exploitation and injustice within the fashion

crafts

sector

and

demand

fashion brands to disclose their supply chain transparency. During this campaign Handep highlights the makers of our products, how they make it, what materials they use, how much they earn, and how they feel working where they are given credit and appreciation for what they make.

"I HANDCRAFTED YOUR BAG"

EMIWSHION EMPOWERING INDIGENOUS WOMEN THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FASHION The EMIWSHION project is a multi-stakeholder partnership between Handep, Australian Government (Australia Alumni Grant Scheme), Bank of Indonesia (Branch Central Kalimantan) and Sustainability Lab at Melbourne (SL@M) that aims to empower indigenous women weavers in Central Kalimantan through sustainable fashion products. EMIWSHION equips our partner communities with a set of skills on innovative designs, micro-finance literacy, and entrepreneurship. We trained 50 women weavers in Gunung Purei subdistrict on innovative design, quality control, managing household and micro enterprise. In addition, we also replanted 600 rattan trees in the village forests, provided rattan split and smoothing machines for more efficient production and help the communities access the market.


VOGUE CHALLENGE Challenging racism in the Fashion Industry


IS IT MORE THAN JUST A HASTAG?

Sorry, we're not prepared for your skin tone!! Said many of make up artists to model of colors when they don't have foundation that matches the models' skin tone.

They say everybody can be on the cover of VOGUE, but why is it, along this time that we only see models with the same size, colors, and face features featured on the covers then? With the trend of #voguechallenge all over the internet in June, we took this challenge to another level. While you may see this challenge as a means to promote diversity,

we're

here,

instead,

challenging

fashion

industry to do more that just "speak up". Saying that you're embracing beauty in all forms without really doing it is nothing but pointless. 'Well said' is nothing

It's not a secret that most fashion industry photographers are white people while the models are those who are considered the epitome of beauty. If fashion industry really considers beauty in all forms, then why does it have standards? Why does it have to normalize beauty into one type? Why can't everyone of all sizes, races, and colors, and nations be on the covers of high-fashion magazines? . Here's our version of #voguechallenge; challenging fashion industry to stop its discrimination towards people of colors and sizes. These women on the cover are our partner weavers who probably were born

and

raised

without

knowing

that

discrimination exists due to their remoteness. Just because they were born and raised NOT in a place

compared to 'well done'.

where most models come from, it doesn't mean

Fashion industry is an industry where people of colors

and meaningful crafts, and they definitely deserve

they don't have the talent. They make beautiful

can only dream to be part of. Even if there are people of colors,

the

numbers

compared to the whtes.

are

just

significantly

lower

the spotlight.


RECONNECTING SOULS TO MOTHER EARTH OUR VILLAGE HEROES Handep's rattan planting team during EMIWSHION chapter II in February 2020.

SHE'S A HERO TOO Preparing a better place for her children and grandchildren to live. She says she likes Earth when it's at its best.


JULY 2020

INDONESIA FASHION WEEK 2020 SOFT LAUNCHING

ALL ABOUT FASHION

TALES OF EQUATOR - TREASURE OF THE MAGNIFICENT BORNEO On February 12, Handep was invited to be part of Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) 2020 Soft Launching at Hutan Kota by Plataran, Central Jakarta. Indonesia Fashion Week 2020 which was initially planned to take place on 1-5 April this year is rescheduled to October 7th-11th due to the unexpected arrival of global pandemic happening this year. Indonesia Fashion Week later will focus on showcasing the cultures of 3 major tribes in Kalimantan: Banjar, Dayak, and Kutai. There will be 20-30 fashion designers participating in this event including Handep. Handep will showcase the weaving heritage and amazing craftsmanship of the Dayak Taboyan women to the world of contemporary fashion.


HUMA HANDEP MORE THAN JUST A PHYSICAL STORE

Huma Handep Launching Palangka Raya, 1 March 2020

Applause to the strongest team!! Less than 24 hours after our team arrived at Palangka Raya from our EMIWSHION Chapter II project, we were welcomed with a tight schedule. Yes, we launched our headquarter "HUMA HANDEP" on the following day. This event was attended by around 50 people including guests, media, and Handep loyal customers. It was a tiring day, but worth it.


UWEI THE BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE DAYAK WOMEN

THE MAGNIFICENT DAYAK WOMEN UWEI BY HANDEP is our premium brand launched in early March 2020 together with our headquarter "Huma Handep". UWEI means rattan in most Dayak languages. UWEI is inspired by the exquisite rattan craftsmanship of the Dayak women in Kalimantan. UWEI is produced at a very small scale, only 5 to 10 pcs per design.

AN ETHICAL BEAUTY We operate with community and fair trade principles. We (also) share a significant proportion of our profit to the local communities in the form of capacity building and village infrastructure development.



IT'SÂ NEVER ONLY ABOUT US N-95 Mask to Support The Heroes The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 in Indonesia undoubtedly hits us all in almost every aspect of life. Most of us, obviously, were not prepared for that which

then

makes

everything

felt

upside down. But thanks to you all, despite being thrown into hard time in overnight, we were still able to share our blessings. In April we donated 100% of our profit to provide N-95 Masks for the medical team of Doris Sylvanus Public Hospital, Palangka Raya who are in the front-line of COVID-19 Relief.

Mahapadi Harvested by Dayak for Dayak People As a form of our commitment to actively involve

in

COVID-19

relief,

we

also

donated our Mahapadi (Dayak Rice) to people

in

Palangka

disproportionally

Raya

impacted

who

are

by

the

current pandemic. The

beneficiaries

vulnerable

groups

were in

the our

most society

including the elderly and those who have lost their jobs caused by the sudden closure of companies and small-scale business.


July 2020

WHAT'S NEW, HANDEP? NEW PRODUCTS

BAKANJI

Sometimes, the meaning of something isn't represented by how it looks as a whole, but found in only smallest thing that matters. Handcrafted with pure love, our BAKANJI handbag directs you to look closer to the interconnected details of it. To see that there's uneven cuts of the fringes and slightly uneven color of the rattan strands. You may call it imperfection, but we call it made by human.

KIJIL

In a patriarchal world, flirting is considered hegemonic masculinity and when women are doing it; they are seen negatively. We believe that the act of flirting should not be gender-biased. KIJIL refuses oppression and limitation towards women only for the sake of men’s interests. it gives you self liberation.


July 2020

MANGGATANG

Manggatang or The Lifter is our multifunctional bag to carry your heavy load. It can be used as backpack or handbag. This versatile and unisex bag is your best friend to go to work or simply hang out. It is like that one cool friend that you can bring in any occasions and wouldn’t get boring.

MURUT

Inspired by the MURUT; a Dayak ethnic group described as nomadic and fast-moving tribe. They are energetic and strong, can go miles away just on foot. This waist bag channels you that energy, something that looks sporty yet embodies traditional touch on it. A perfect one for you explorer soul.

BAGAWI

Bagawi is the modern translation of Dayak women values. Specifically made for busy hardworking people who seem to never leave their laptops and documents but are not fond of sitting on the desk for so long. This bag is perfect for those who love to work from everywhere


September 2019

BESTSELLER

TABOYAN SERIES

A tote bag named after a Dayak subethnic of Central Kalimantan living along Teweh riverbanks in the North Barito district, which stretches from Muara Teweh to Berong village and is said to be one of the smallest groups of Dayak sub-ethnics in Kalimantan. Today, the majority of Dayak Taboyan live in Gunung Purei subdistrict, North Barito.

KATINGAN SERIES

A Handbag named after Dayak Katingan who live along the Katingan riverbanks in Katingan district, Central Kalimantan. Katingan, other than handy, is also unique which makes it become one of our signatures.

LAWANGAN SERIES

The name Lawangan is derived from the word Lobang or "hole" because historically their ancestor used to live in the caves at the foot of Luang Mountain. Today, this Dayak subethnic live in Central Kalimantan, West Kutai in East Kalimantan and Tabalong in South Kalimantan.


UPCOMING EVENTS INDONESIA

FASHION

WEEK

TL

2020

TALES OF THE EQUATOR - TREASURE OF THE MAGNIFICENT BORNEO Make sure you save the dates to witness our incredible performance!!!

October, 7th-11th Jakarta Convention Center Jakarta, Indonesia


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