Today I’m giving away a super cute Dandelion Lunch Bag (in Midnight Blue) designed and handmade by IHAMARO!
Recently I received a really cute pouch from IHAMARO. Isn’t it so cute??
I love the adorable laurel design and the midnight blue happens to be one of my favorite colors! I put my makeup stuff in this little pouch and carry it around in my handbag.
IHAMARO – A Piece of Indonesia
Ihamaro was born last April out of their love of bags, pouches and everything that can falls into that category.
Two sisters behind IHAMARO live and run the brand from two different countries, Yosi in Singapore & Irma in Jakarta, Indonesia. Their other sister, Ria, lives in Brunei and helps spread the love from her end of the universe.
The idea for the name IHAMARO came from their mom as she suggested to use their family name. Why? It’s because they are the only family that they know of in the entire Indonesia who carries that surname. However, to make it less “obvious” and more “fun”, she suggested to flip the letters from back to front and that’s how the brand name IHAMARO was born.
Although the sisters spent their childhood in England and still consider London their second home, they all have deep appreciation and loyal love for Indonesia and all the amazing things the wonderful country has to offer. It is the reason Yosi and Irma decided to use the batik stamping method for all their base fabric. It is their mission to infuse their roots, culture and traditional values in all of their bespoke items and hope the world has fun carrying a piece of Indonesia with them.
Their prints are usually inspired by their childhood and daily lives. The dandelion is one of their favorite flowers growing up in England and the laurel/bay leaf is a constant ingredient in their mom’s cooking.
The weave was inspired by the art of cloth weaving which is a tradition from their father’s side of the family.
The motifs are hand drawn (either by Yosi or Irma) in their inception stage and then made into brass stamps. The stamp is dipped in to melted batik wax and hand printed onto the base cloths before it gets color-dyed.
The process is followed by boiling the fabric to lock the color and at the same time melt the wax leaving the blocked sections in the original color of the base cloth, showing the motif.
The last step is to have the fabric washed and hung to dry and this whole process can take up to 2 weeks depending on weather conditions!
Their craftsmanship is very nice (as you see in the photos) and I get lots of compliment from my friends when they see my makeup pouch. I love to support small businesses so I invited IHAMARO to my blog to share their story, and they are sponsoring a cute lunch bag to giveaway to one (1) Just One Cookbook reader!
How To Enter The Giveaway IHAMARO is an Instagram-based business, so you will need an Instagram account to enter this giveaway. To enter the giveaway, please read the following instructions carefully as it is different from our regular giveaway rules.
STEP 1: “Follow” IHAMARO on Instagram. Search @Ihamaro and click “follow”.
STEP 2: Tag 2 friends on any of IHAMARO’s posts. In a comment box, tag your friend like this:
STEP 3: “Follow” Just One Cookbook Instagram. I’m sharing a little bit of my personal life here. I appreciate your support! 🙂
STEP 4: Leave a comment on this post. Tell me your Instagram account name. One (1) winner will be selected via Random.org (based on the comment # generated in this post) and @Ihamaro will announce the winner and tag on Instagram. Please write down a valid Instagram account in the comment. The winner is required to respond within 72 hours to claim the prize. This giveaway closes on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 12 p.m. PST and is open to participants worldwide (everyone!).
Full Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Ihamaro.
Thank you so much for participating this giveaway! Here’s the winner!
Congratulations Elena (#49)! Yosi from Ihamaro will contact you shortly via Instagram.
No response, we picked another winner (#57).
Yosi from Ihamaro will contact you shortly via Instagram.