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Raffles Jakarta - A Responsible Fashion Initiative
Raffles Jakarta - A Responsible Fashion Initiative
Raffles Jakarta - A Responsible Fashion Initiative

A Responsible Fashion Initiative

Together, We Empower

Raffles Jakarta celebrate the resilience of Jakarta’s underprivileged women with a special collaboration with JKT.Creative.

Founded by Iwet Ramadhan in 2019, JKT.Creative aims to empower the community by bridging the gap between creative professionals and subsidised housing (rusun) residents. The renowned radio announcer and batik designer is actively working with 40 women from five subsidised housings in Jakarta, training them to sew and craft. A myriad of products such as shirts, bags, and handicrafts have been retailed in selected stores and the profit goes back to support Ibu-Ibu Rusun and their families. Recognising the mounting problem of hotel textile waste in Jakarta, JKT.Creative offers a solution by collaborating with businesses to upcycle their textile and prevent the waste to reach the landfill.

Currently, from 57 percent of waste in Jakarta, 8.2 percent is made of textile waste. Together with Raffles Jakarta, JKT.Creative launches its pilot project, an upcycling fashion product made from the hotel’s linen. “Our current objective is to tackle Jakarta’s hotel textile waste problem while raising the public’s awareness and appreciation toward upcycling fashion, with a collaboration project with Ibu Rusun and JKT creative,” says Iwet. The initiative also demonstrates Accor’s Planet 21 commitment to provide a positive hospitality experience. By collaborating with JKT.Creative through the Sustainable Staycation programme, Raffles Jakarta reinforces its commitments to involve our customers, innovate with our partners, and work with local communities.

Available in limited editions, the upcycled, hand-embroidered shirt and creative pouch will be gifted to the guests who book the Sustainable Staycation experience. For every stay at the Raffles Room category, guests will receive a creative pouch while guests at the Suite category receive the shirt. Support this woman-empowering and fashion upcycling initiative by staying at Raffles Jakarta.