Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Visit to Mori Zakka, Local Handmade Shop

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The end of 2013 and the start of 2014 has been such a busy time for me. I had to reschedule a lot of my blog posts and even have to escape on a getaway just to finish up all posts that I have lined up. I am extremely behind on this particular coverage, therefore much apologies for those waiting for this story.

I had a chance to get in depth with Mori Zakka during my visit late last year at their outlet in Sunway Pyramid. It was Christmas at that time, and perhaps it was a better time to visit them since decorations are all up!

Those who are regulars in Malaysia's creative community might be familiar with the name Mori Zakka. For those who don't, and those who are not from Malaysia, well, Mori Zakka is a local cute & wholesome store that sells finished arts & crafts products and also a special section that features home-grown crafters.

It is really nice to finally see more and more platforms for local creatives to showcase and sell their arts and craft pieces.

Some of the popular crafter names in Malaysia have their works put up in collections; however according to the nice people at Mori Zakka, the craft works has to be reviewed first before it is selected for showcase. Nonetheless, some of the popular crafters are I'll Studio, TinyPinc, Jiju Foret and more.

Now, crafters aside, let's focus on the in-house handmade and style:

The creative people behind Mori Zakka are also actively involved in making handmade. Lots of its handmade and hand painted products are created by their in-house artists and crafters. Their in-house collection ranges from painted tote bags, clay miniatures, personalized perfume & fragrance from France & England, hand drawn notebooks and more.

Besides selling their own handmade, Mori Zakka also sells creative lifestyle readymade things that are mostly imported from Korea or Taiwan. Mori Zakka's product style gives a wholesome feel, with pastel hues and floral motives.

Some more of the creative lifestyle products are:

- Stationaries priced at RM10 below and above. Notebook or journal-fans might get excited at this when you see its wide range of notebooks and journals.

- Vintage/bohemian clothes, mostly dresses, blouses and skirts, from Korea, Japan and Taiwan priced at RM100 and above.

- Also featuring handmade with collaborated artists that are local and international priced RM20 - 100 and above.

So if you have a chance to go over or you are here visiting Malaysia or Kuala Lumpur, don't forget to drop by Mori Zakka and get to know Malaysia's very own craft community.

For more details, visit Mori Zakka here 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your detailed walk through :)

    From a fellow crafter and zakka lover :)