What you'll do
Your journey into the world of ethical fashion starts here! You'll be taking a behind-the-scenes look into the rapidly growing global slow fashion revolution at our state of the art maker space, Me.reka, located in the booming creative hub of Publika in KL. In this experience, we will share with you all the need-to-knows about ethical fashion which we have learnt through our years in this space. Blended with the personal story of our "why" and journey as a brand, this is the perfect experience for any fashion enthusiast, aspiring entrepreneur or curious traveller. The first hour of our time together will be conducted by our small (but mighty) team of rag-tag slow fashion revolutionists. The remainder of the experience will be a hands-on workshop conducted by our two master tailors, Ashfaq and Sultan, who will tutor you on how to put together your own slow fashion piece (no prior craft experience required) in the form of an upcycled banner pouch. As seasoned craftsmen having travelled from their home countries of Pakistan, tap on their decades of life experience and hear their stories for yourself how the good, bad and ugly of the fashion industry has impacted them over the yea
My name is Ambika and I'm one of the partners of Biji-biji Ethical Fashion, an award winning slow fashion brand in Malaysia. I've been in this space for the past 5 years and together with the rest of our fun-loving (but not any less professional) team, we can't wait to show you the ins-and-outs of sustainable fashion and how YOU can make a difference through what you choose wear. Co-hosted with Hannah (our then-intern turned production manager) and our master tailors, Sultan and Ashfaq, expert makers hailing from Pakistan in search for better livelihoods for their families back home.
About the organisation
This is a joint experience by: 1) Biji-biji Ethical Fashion, a social enterprise raising the bar in the global fashion industry through its commitment to sustainable and ethical standards, while remaining on the cutting edge of classic elegance -and- 2) Native, a travel-based social enterprise that links travellers to local hosts as a means to build cultural awareness and community livelihoods
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Native.
A guided tour of Me.reka Makerspace and a special look into Biji-biji's Ethical Fashion Collection
All the required workshop materials, tools, and guidance to put together your own sustainable fashion piece will be provided
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Where you'll be
The experience takes place at Me.reka, Biji-biji's state of the art maker space located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Me.reka is housed in Publika, a modern creative hub well known for its nightlife and arts scene. The space is home to a variety of creatives, their art, inventions and colourful personalities. Guests will find that even before and after the experience, there is no shortage of sights to see and food to taste in the area.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 8 and up can attend.
The experience will predominantly be conducted in English and Malay. Guests will be getting your hands dirty so please dress comfortably! The actual workshop space is air-conditioned.
Ethical Fashion with Master Tailors
£20 / person
£20 / person