Indonesia bags and wallets sourcing report highlights use of traditional motifs
Online report features 20 export suppliers offering bags and wallets, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends
The online report offers import buyers websites of 20 verified exporter suppliers and profiles bags and. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.
Report highlights models featuring traditional motifs
Indonesia bag and wallet makers are showcasing traditional elements in their releases and using domestically sourced materials to distinguish their products in the international market.
“Suppliers are creating bag and wallet collections that incorporate indigenous patterns in modern, functional pieces to showcase the culture and heritage of Indonesia to the world,” said Emerela Puspita, export consultant for the Hinrich Foundation.
In line with this trend, makers are featuring ikat and batik patterns to produce totes, satchels, backpacks and wallets. Companies often combine these fabrics with leather, coconut shells or another material to create different looks and textures.
Fabrics with ikat and batik patterns are often sourced from the islands of Java, Bali, Sumatra and Nusa Tenggara. Bovine hides, reptile skins and other types of leather are available across Indonesia, including in Kalimantan and the islands of Bali, Sumatra and Java.
Suppliers and products
Bebo Indonesia, which has a workshop in Bali, exports leather handbags, clutches and wallets. Among its selection are models featuring songket, a handwoven fabric from Bali. The company has been in operation since 2012.
Established in 2010, Yogyakarta-based Manggar Bags produces rattan messenger bags, totes and clutches with leather handles and accents. The company’s bag collection includes models embellished with traditional tenun lurik fabric.
Another Yogyakarta-based supplier, Tas Kerajinan Jogja, has a collection of bags featuring batik patterns. It also offers handbags, clutches and wallets made of rattan, coconut shells, pandan leaves and cowhide. The company was established in 2009.
In addition to Bebo Indonesia, Manggar Bags, Tas Kerajinan Jogja, suppliers featured in the report are:
– Abekani Leather, Yogyakarta: Handmade messenger bags, camera bags and wallets made of leather.
– Borneo Ethnic, South Kalimantan: Woven rattan handbags.
– Cordelia, Yogyakarta: Backpacks, totes, satchels, shoulder bags and clutches made of vegetable-tanned leather.
– Edward Manding, Yogyakarta: Leather handbags and shoulder bags.
– Gendhis Bag, Yogyakarta: Backpacks, handbags, laptop bags and clutches made of raffia, mendong, rattan, seagrass, water hyacinth and leather.
– Gulma Mutiara Craft, Yogyakarta: Woven pandan and nylon handbags.
– Javatic Leather Bag: Leather wallets, backpacks, totes, messenger bags and clutches.
– Kaay Bags, Yogyakarta: Crocheted totes, shoulder bags and wrist bags with leather handles and straps, and full leather bags and wallets.
– Keys Leather Bag and Crochet, Yogyakarta: Crocheted totes, shoulder bags and wrist bags with leather handles and straps, and full leather bags and wallets.
– Little Big Paper, West Java: Paper wallets with multicolor prints.
– Manding, Yogyakarta: Leather handbags and wallets
– Panelindo, Yogyakarta: Leather backpacks and messenger bags, and fabric bags with batik patterns.
– SEAGA, Yogyakarta: Leather handbags and messenger bags.
– Tas Batik Jogja, Yogyakarta: Fabric handbags, laptop bags, backpacks with batik patterns.
– Tas Kulit Polos, Yogyakarta: Leather backpacks, shoulder bags and clutches.
– Troyee Bags, Jakarta: Leather bucket bags, backpacks and clutches.
– Trumpah Kulit, Yogyakarta: Leather bi-fold wallets.
The report further shows:
– Indonesia exported $266.9 million worth of handbags, trunks and other containers under HS code 4202 in 2016, according to data from DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.
– The US was the top overseas market, importing about $83.5million worth of the products in 2016.
– Most of the bag and wallet suppliers featured in the report will be keeping prices at current levels for the next six months.
Indonesia Sourcing Report: Bags & wallets 2017 is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.
Sourcing from Indonesia buyer’s guide
To help buyers new to Indonesia sourcing, the Hinrich Foundation has prepared a guide that provides an overview of the industries and products available.
Buyers will also learn how to find and evaluate reliable suppliers, available banking options, common methods of payment, shipping details and steps to avoid or settle trade disputes.