Monday, December 22, 2008

The first step

We used to open a small shop in Kedah, another state in Malaysia (we have 13 states) selling women accessories and handmade crystal-ware.

The business was a success, at first as our little 'Creative Shack' had a unique and colorful setup and stuffs. Most of the items we had in our shop were from Thailand. So, we used to travel a lot to Haatyai, Thailand. I also bought some books on how to make crystal beads accessories which were written in Thai. The pictures it selves explain every step, so, unable to understand the language wasn't a problem at all!

But, after a few months, during the last term school holidays in 2005 (if I'm not mistaken) the locals spending ability in Jitra, Kedah has slow down until one day we just had to gave up on the business. What a lost! We learned to realized that in accessories demand (in small town) goes with the seasons. The sales were bad for over 8 out of the 12 months. The locals were not buying but business depended mostly on visitors from outside (tourists).

And now, with a fresh start. Fresh project. Fresh business and fresh air too. Both of us are planning to make bags and batik design tunics and tops for both local and international (online) markets. I hope this time we will succeed.

Wish us luck, dear friends.

KLASIK KRAF. Our new dream.

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