During Eid festivities, I personally think it’s a must for women to wear batik, at least once. It’s a fashion statement that has endured for generations – not to mention a cultural heritage we should all honour and cherish, regardless of where we reside.
However, we don’t need to wait for special occasions like Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha to wear batik. Nope! Batik may be incorporated into our everyday clothing, given how fashion has evolved throughout the years.
So, instead of having to wear a kebaya or baju kurung to wear batik, you can wear it as a crop top, pants or even as a pair of earrings by getting them from these 2 online shops in Malaysia!
KANOE was founded in 2016 with the goal of promoting sustainable fashion while still making beautiful, one-of-a-kind clothing utilising the best textiles from across the world. Their ultimate goal is for their customers to create fantastic tales with each of their unique items in their shop.
We work with local businesses, artisans, communities in need and charitable trust from around the globe in some of our collections that supports handmade work, builds communities and supports artisan work, while providing a healthy environment and fair wage. – KANOE
KANOE has created stunning batik garments, such as skirts, blouses, jumpsuits, kimonos, pants, dresses, and co-ord sets, as well as accessories, by excellent batik sewers, the majority of whom are refugees. In tandem with the upcoming 2022 Chinese New Year’s celebration, KANOE has released new collections of kimono batik that come in all sorts of beautiful patterns and colours to make your festivity more joyous.
To check out KANOE’s website or make a purchase, click HERE
If you’re looking to spruce things up by styling with accessories while still sticking to the roots of your heritage, then opt to wear Oh Dayang’s jewellery! Oh Dayang goes a step beyond with its handcrafted batik accessories, which look equally good on your dresser as they do on your face and body.
Oh Dayang’s mission is for consumers to incorporate batik into modern day fashion. Jewellery and accessories may appear insignificant, yet they play a key role in integrating a statement into your style! From bangles, headscarves to necklaces, Oh Dayang makes our symbol of pride and heritage a more current fashion statement to add to your day-to-day wear.
Their recent collection – the Colour Pop Collection – has been well-received by both local and international consumers. Ranging from browns to neon greens, you can pair any of these colourful accessories to match your OOTD!
To check out Oh Dayang’s website or make a purchase, click HERE
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