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Jakarta Fashion Hub: A Collaborative Space to Drive Indonesia’s Creative Economy

In late 2020, a new collaborative space called Jakarta Fashion Hub (JFH) was introduced. The place was inaugurated by Sandiaga Uno, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy. The new co-working space was initiated by Asian Pacific Rayon (APR) and aimed at fashion enthusiasts who want to flow their passion and create new fashion brands. The existence of the Jakarta Fashion Hub is expected to encourage fashionpreneurs and creativepreneurs who can encourage the development of textile and fashion industries in Indonesia.

Located in the Jakarta business district on Tanoto Foundation Space at Jalan Teluk Betung 33, Jakarta Fashion Hub accommodates a spot for Indonesian creative workers to collaborate in the fashion and textile industries. They also added a workshop area for fashion enthusiasts to design their product concept.

During the event which was attended by Anderson Tanoto as the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) managing director and Basrie Kamba as the Asian Pacific Rayon (APR) director, Sandiaga Uno expressed his admiration for JFH. He said that JFH could be a useful platform to bring passion and talent into Indonesia’s creative industry. It could also encourage new business potential in Indonesia’s fashion industry.

“Through Jakarta Fashion Hub, we hope that the national fashion industry can be further improved and can find a place in the hearts of Indonesians so that Indonesian products can readily compete on a global scale. We also hope that the inauguration can bring innovation, adaptation, and closer collaboration in the Indonesian fashion ecosystem,” he said.

Basrie Kamba, the director of Asian Pacific Rayon (APR), also expressed his expectation and hope for Jakarta Fashion Hub. He stated that Jakarta Fashion HUb would be able to develop Indonesia’s creative economy through its facilities so that creativepreneurs could invent or expand their business.

“With this inauguration, we hope that more of the younger generation will actively nurture their potential and creativity in creating Indonesian-made fashion products possessing a global presence in line with President Joko Widodo’s vision of encouraging #BanggaBuatanIndonesia. We are highly optimistic that Indonesia will be able to become a global fashion hub,” He said.

Currently, Jakarta Fashion Hub has collaborated with over 50 brands and designers. JFH also has around 3.900 active members who keep boasting their talent. The collaboration includes fashion shows, virtual shopping, and webinar.


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