Local brands are blessed with more exposure the past few years as more retail shops and weekend markets boldly feature emerging Indonesian handcrafted brands. Buying into local brands has slowly been recognised as a rewarding activity, where painstaking dexterity of the artists and its rarity are both valuable aspects that people have come to appreciate.
The same sentiment is echoed by Unearth, a pop-up retail space by Canaan Bali that takes over the second floor of One Fifteenth Coffee in Gandaria. Unearth showcases a compendium of carefully selected goods from a variety of local and overseas brands that are curated by Emmelyn Gunawan of Canaan Bali and well-known Ceramic Artist Ayu Larasati. Canaan Bali is a boutique shop in Bali with a passion towards supporting local craftspeople — the value that both Emmelyn and Ayu aim to purvey through Unearth.
Items that are being featured in Unearth range from cosmetics to furniture that share a similar appreciation towards artisanal process and quality of the products. From fashion section, there’s Canaan Bali’s range of loungewear and kidswear. Made in Bali, some of the clothing are natural-dyed with indigo using Shibori technique, resulting in pieces that are suitable to be worn at home as well as in a casual party.
From homeware section, Ayu Larasati’s array of ceramics tempt you to bring them home. Those who have been following her works would know that her earth-inspired colour tones of ceramic cups and bowls are items of desire among fans of ceramics. But products found in Unearth aren’t limited to just collectable objects. Organic and natural food purveyor East Java & Co, takes the spotlight at the F&B section with their jams, granola and honey, all made from local produce that is sourced directly from farmers who implement sustainable farming.
The previously mentioned labels are just a handful among a smattering of products one can find in Unearth. If names like those above and others such as Trope Cosmetics, Clarissa Kwok jewellery and Pubumésu fans thrill you, you would feel right at home here. Come weekend, you can also look forward to their workshops. Bringing the spirit of knowledge-sharing and a sense of community, Unearth offers classes like vase-making and homemade natural skincare. Without doubt, you can expect more variety in the future.
Frequent visitors of One Fifteenth would be glad to have more reasons to visit their beloved coffee shop aside from just getting their daily caffeine intake. With the presence of Unearth and workshops on weekends, now one may stay longer than originally planned at One Fifteenth. Plus, you may get to make some new acquaintance along the week.
Unearth is located on the second floor of One Fifteenth Coffee. The shop is open for public from 10am-5pm on weekdays and 9.30am-6.30pm on weekend. For more information about Unearth, visit @canaan_bali on Instagram or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.