Jakarta “Fashion Hub” to Open

By DavidPage

Potential for fashion hub and Textile Production in Indonesia

On Tuesday, 18/8/2020, the Jakarta Fashion Hub (JFH) officially opened. This collaborative space combines fashion with creativity for fashion lovers. The JFH is a creative hub for fashion lovers and unlocks the potential domestic fashion, textile and creative industries. Asia Pacific Rayon (integrated viscose-rayon fiber manufacturer) Jakarta Fashion Hub created the Jakarta Fashion Hub to create a space where fashion enthusiasts can collaborate to develop concepts, design products, and create original works.

The JFH is located in the Tanoto foundation Building in Jakarta. It offers co-working spaces and workshops as well as photo studios and a mini shop for designers who work with APR.

  • The Fashion Hub offers a variety of fabrics and designs. APR’s own sustainable viscoserayon fibre is also available.
  • Jakarta Fashion Hub by Asia Pacific Rayon, a creative space for fashion lovers located in central Jakarta

“We hope that the Jakarta Fashion Hub can become a platform for fashion enthusiasts, students, designers, and fashion business owners to continue to explore their potential in creating original Indonesian fashion trademarks and go global, in line with President Joko Widodo’s vision of encouraging #BanggaBuatanIndonesia,” said Asia Pacific Rayon Director Basrie Kamba.

He stated that the Fashion Hub would also be a driving force in the development of a creative domestic industry, as well as supporting the downstream textile sector during the pandemic.

Didiet Maulana is the designer and owner IKAT Indonesia. She welcomed the Jakarta Fashion Hub’s launch as a platform for young Indonesians who want to follow their passion for fashion.

Didiet stated, “Hope the Jakarta Fashion Hub will serve as a gathering space for fashion designers and communities in order to innovate and support the industry development.”

The Jakarta Fashion Hub will use health protocols to ensure safety and comfort in light of the current pandemic. Visitors will be asked to keep a safe distance and wear facemasks. There are several places where you can find hand sanitizers.

You can find more information about Jakarta Fashion Hub on the Instagram account @JakartaFashionHub. For the rest of the year, membership fees are waived

Webinar: “Make Your Own Fashion Labels, Proudly Made In Indonesia”

The third Everything Indonesia webinar series featured the launch of Jakarta Fashion Hub. It was focused on the theme “Make Your Own Fashion Labels- Bangga Buatan Indonesia” and included the following panellists: Elis Masitoh, Director of Textiles, Leather and Footwear Industry Ministry of Industry; Josephine ‘Obin’ Komara, founder of BIN House; Didiet Maulana owner IKAT Indonesia; Dana Fashion Factory Maulana cofounder at Danjyo Hiyoji; and Melinda Babyana, CEO of The Bespoke Fashion Consultant. The panel consisted of representatives from Indonesia’s fashion and textile sectors. They included Elis Masitoh, Director of Textiles, Leather and Footwear Industry, Ministry of Industry, Josephine Komara, founder of BIN House, Didiet Maulana, owner of IKAT Indonesia, Dana Maulana, cofounder of Danjyo Hiyoji, and Melinda Babyana, CEO of The Bespoke Fashion Consultant. According to Didiet, “creating a label requires precise research and designs that are market-relevant to meet the needs of the requirements of your product positioning and designs that will be a design to suit market preferences. Collaboration with suppliers of textile raw material is essential. It is best to establish competitive prices forĀ  your consumers.

Josephine “Obin” Komara, founder of BIN House, shared the belief that innovation is key to creating a sustainable label. “Creating a brand means creating a product that lasts, creating jobs for many, and being proud of your creations. It’s also about creating something new through making breakthroughs and trying out different products.”

Elis Masitoh, Director of Textile, Leather and Footwear Industry, Ministry of Industry, said that it was important to convince people that domestic brands do not have to be inferior to foreign brands. We need to collaborate to promote local brands, and convince the public that they are no less valuable than foreign brands. It is important to agree that Indonesian brands can be as good as those from other countries. Elis Masitoh stated that the government has developed an integrated plan to develop the Indonesian fashion industry. It includes encouraging brand creation, improving product promotion and marketing, expanding market access, and skill and knowledge improvement for the workforce.