Welcome to the world of StrangebutCool!
A fashion world of handbags and more established in 1999 in Singapore and later in Bali. Our belief is in designing season-less fashion for the world to enjoy. In our style where the melting pot of colour and bold fabrics, meet in precise cutting with attention to detail. Giving our products the quality that is ever desired!
It is in our Atelier where our one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces, handbags, pompoms, tassels and much more, have their beginnings drawn on the back of postcards and napkins come into reality. A selection of our merchandise is curated for our online store, for your ease and leisure to browse and buy.
Everything starts and ends with you.
Think about it…
At StrangebutCool, our coming of age as a business (that started in 1999) was in 2016. It was a tossing of a plastic water bottle from an unknown motorcycle rider, which rolled and ended at my feet that made me see that plastic rubbish was everywhere! It has become worse, not only in Bali but globally. The sea is the dumping ground, and all the tragic images we see of marine life suffering and plastics gobble-upping the land is here to stay for a very, very, very long time.
I think you get the picture! So, what can you and I do about this?
There are various paths to take but the one that each of us can manage is of “Conscious Change” to self. How do we change our relationship to the use of single-use plastics? As we know, changing a habit does not happen overnight, but if one keeps it top-of-mind, the small change made, collectively can make the difference. Saying no to plastic bags and using in its place, reusable shopping bags to drinking from a refillable water bottle instead of buying more plastic bottles; and even planning take-out meals so we use reusable containers instead. These are lessons we can teach our children, to do things differently so the next generation to inherit the Earth, will still have her green with all the wonders of the land and sea!
Reading the publications the scientific community, activists and community have written, abounds on the plastic deluge that we are living in - we cannot feign ignorance. Could it be cultural habits of the past, when palm leaves thrown away degraded into the soil, that we expect the same of plastic bottles? Could it be the lack of education and laziness? We could ask more questions, but the fact remains that our plastic genocide is real, and a Conscious Change must come about.
For StrangebutCool, we do it through our “Conscious Change, Repurposing into Fashion” initiative. It is applied to our business and we work towards having a zero-waste mindset in as much as we do. It has made us rethink many areas of our production and how we work with suppliers, encouraging them to be mindful of plastic waste. We have good-days and bad-days, but the bigger picture is to make the shift.
It is our challenge as a fashion-forward business to change wheels by planting mustards seeds of Conscious Change with our designs. Our Max for Bigger Things container, the Sabrina 2.0 tote bag, the Medusa bucket bag, the CeCe JoY mask and many more of our new products, show that repurposing is a cool and clever way of making fashionable things.
Join us in our journey and be a part of our “Conscious Change, Repurposing into Fashion” StrangebutCool world!