25 Nov Summer Dream: In Holiday Spirit
Bright, eye-catching colours always come to mind when summer season is in. It is very fortunate that here in Malaysia, we have the sun all year round that allows us to rock that summer look whenever. Get through every one of your rendezvous, cocktail hour, spontaneous beach trip and shopping spree in style with Summer Dream.
Because nothing else says “summer” like a Summer Dream handwoven bag.
A brand recently founded on 1 November 2016 by two best buddies of 10 years — Charlie and Ling, Summer Dream is set to provide better summer essentials for holiday goers that are both stylish and functional. Fun and filled with vibrant colours, Summer Dream offers items that are playful and lively yet functional for all!
Stow your retro vibe sunglasses, your favourite book, your versatile scarf, and whatever other tropical-weather essentials you need for the day in a trusty carryall tote bag. Or get a stylish sun hat to complete your summer look!
Summer Dream launched its first season collection, which is focused on traditional Anyaman or hand weaved work. The Penan people who are the aboriginal tribe of Borneo Rainforest living in Sarawak often carry this traditional technique out using bamboo material. However, since bamboo tends to break and crack when stored in cold climate countries, Summer Dream’s trendy and colourful tote bags are hand weaved with PVC to increase durability.
Currently based in KL, Summer Dream classic tote bags are hand made by the Penan women in Sarawak. On average, each woman can make about 2-3 bags a day depending on the complexity of the design. What’s more is that when you purchase a Summer Dream handmade bag, you can fulfill your summer needs and also make a difference in the dream of others as your purchase will help support the Penan community’s economic and educational needs.
Photography by: Summer Dream
Article by: Celestine Na (@celestjoan)