Press Kit

Press Kit

Press Kit

Thank you for your interest in Biji Biji! Here you can find photos and copy that will help you share our story.

For more info about working with us or for press inquiries, please contact us at

fashion@biji-biji.com.

 

*Not to be confused with Biji-biji initiative. Biji Biji is a subsidiary brand of Biji-biji Initiative.*

Press Kit

Thank you for your interest in Biji Biji! Here you can find photos and copy that will help you share our story.

For more info about working with us or for press inquiries, please contact us at

fashion@biji-biji.com.

 

*Not to be confused with Biji-biji initiative. Biji Biji is a subsidiary brand of Biji-biji Initiative.*

Respect the Earth

Respect the Earth

Transforming the alternative into the norm

Transforming the alternative into the norm

Respect the Earth

Transforming the alternative into the norm

About Us

Biji Biji is an ethical fashion label that respects the environment. We are committed to pushing the boundaries and curate change in the fashion industry by transforming the alternative into the norm with our handmade fashion accessories and apparels. Our materials are selected meticulously from a range of industries, including those foreign and unique to the fashion world before transforming them into beautiful, functional, and timeless designs.

Our Mission

To transform the alternative into the norm.

Realizing the influence a fashion brand can bring to social and environmental issues, Biji Biji aims to raise the bar through its commitment to sustainable and ethical standards to build a fashion brand that puts the sustainability agenda on its forefront - disrupting the typical manufacturing process and encouraging a circular economy with a refreshing take on up-cycled materials. 

 

About Us

Biji Biji is an ethical fashion label that respects the environment. We are committed to pushing the boundaries and curate change in the fashion industry by transforming the alternative into the norm with our handmade bags and apparels. Our materials are selected meticulously from a range of industries, including those foreign and unique to the fashion world before transforming them into beautiful, functional, and timeless designs.

Our Mission

To transform the alternative into the norm.

Realizing the influence a fashion brand can bring to social and environmental issues, Biji Biji aims to raise the bar through its commitment to sustainable and ethical standards to build a fashion brand that puts the sustainability agenda on its forefront - disrupting the typical manufacturing process and encouraging a circular economy with a refreshing take on up-cycled materials. 

 

Inspired by the Earth

Inspired by the Earth

Our Story

Biji Biji is a brainchild of Biji-biji Initiative, a pioneering social enterprise in Malaysia.

Formed in 2013, a group of 4 young visionaries set out to change the sustainability scene in Malaysia through progressive ideas, changing how people look at waste and sustainability issues.

What started in a humble apartment and then a house in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur grew rapidly due to awards and recognition. We had our head start with a corporate gift order of 2000 banner bags in 2013 and winning Alliance Bank's SME Innovation Challenge Award in 2014.

Started off with working closely together with a multiracial, multinational disruptive group of volunteering passionate youths, we’ve spent precious years cultivating our brand, improving our designs and expanding our team. We went on to work and collaborate with a number of talented Malaysian designers and industry leaders.

Today we are based in one of the most exciting centres in Malaysia, Publika Shopping Gallery in Kuala Lumpur with a number of retailers across Malaysia.

 

Our Story

Biji Biji is a brainchild of Biji-biji Initiative, a pioneering social enterprise in Malaysia.

Formed in 2013, a group of 4 young visionaries set out to change the sustainability scene in Malaysia through progressive ideas, changing how people look at waste and sustainability issues.

What started in a humble apartment and then a house in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur grew rapidly due to awards and recognition. We had our head start with a corporate gift order of 2000 banner bags in 2013 and winning Alliance Bank's SME Innovation Challenge Award in 2014.

Started off with working closely together with a multiracial, multinational disruptive group of volunteering passionate youths, we’ve spent precious years cultivating our brand, improving our designs and expanding our team. We went on to work and collaborate with a number of talented Malaysian designers and industry leaders.

Today we are based in one of the most exciting centres in Malaysia, Publika Shopping Gallery in Kuala Lumpur with a number of retailers across Malaysia.

 

Sustainabilty

Fast-changing trends drive wastefulness to an all-time high as products are produced in enormous scales placing fashion as the second most polluting industry in the world. Our products are intentionally made using materials recovered at their end-of-life stage from a range of industries such as faulty seat belt webbing from the car manufacturing industry, deadstock vintage kimono from the Japanese textile manufacturing industry, tarpaulin banners from the advertising industry, and needle punch carpet from the event industry. By incorporating up-cycled materials into aesthetically designed bags and apparels, we are restoring and increasing the value of the materials.


Closing the loop by breathing new life into once unwanted materials.

Sustainabilty

Fast-changing trends drive wastefulness to an all-time high as products are produced in enormous scales placing fashion as the second most polluting industry in the world. Our products are intentionally made using materials recovered at their end-of-life stage from a range of industries such as faulty seat belt webbing from the car manufacturing industry, deadstock vintage kimono from the Japanese textile manufacturing industry, tarpaulin banners from the advertising industry, and needle punch carpet from the event industry. By incorporating up-cycled materials into aesthetically designed bags and apparels, we are restoring and increasing the value of the materials.


Closing the loop by breathing new life into once unwanted materials.

Seat Belt Webbing

We source seat belt webbing from local seat belt manufacturers. Every seat belt webbing bought are faulty due to various factors such as safety and colour defects, and factory offcuts. Completely new, but considered unusable in the car manufacturing industry.

Tarpaulin Banner

Tarpaulin banners are a commonly used tool for advertising. Strong, water-resistant and flexible, these banners are typically discarded after its use. Our banners are sourced from public contributions as well as collaborations with corporations. Currently, our banner products are only available for bulk made-to-order.

Seat Belt Webbing

We source seat belt webbing from local seat belt manufacturers. Every seat belt webbing bought are faulty due to various factors such as safety and colour defects, and factory offcuts. Completely new, but considered unusable in the car manufacturing industry.

Vintage Kimono

Vintage Kimono

Through a special collaboration with famed Japanese textile manufacturer Nakakoma Orimono, a manufacturer that was established in 1947 in Tokamachi in Niigata Prefecture, we were bestowed with precious deadstock and surplus vintage kimono that accumulated in the past 70 years.

Through a special collaboration with famed Japanese textile manufacturer Nakakoma Orimono, a manufacturer that was established in 1947 in Tokamachi in Niigata Prefecture, we were bestowed with precious deadstock and surplus vintage kimono that accumulated in the past 70 years.

Tarpaulin Banner

Tarpaulin banners are a commonly used tool for advertising. Strong, water-resistant and flexible, these banners are typically discarded after its use. Our banners are sourced from public contributions as well as collaborations with corporations. Currently, our banner products are only available for bulk made-to-order.

Needle Punch Carpet

Needle Punch Carpet

Needle punch carpets are a staple for events and exhibitions held in Malaysia. The carpets go straight to the landfill after the end of the event. Usually, a surplus of unused carpets that are thrown out as well. We work together with the Malaysian Association Of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers to obtain these carpets.

 

Needle punch carpets are a staple for events and exhibitions held in Malaysia. The carpets go straight to the landfill after the end of the event. Usually, a surplus of unused carpets that are thrown out as well. We work together with the Malaysian Association Of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers to obtain these carpets.

 

Seat Belt Webbing

We source seat belt webbing from local seat belt manufacturers. Every seat belt webbing bought are faulty due to various factors such as safety and colour defects, and factory offcuts. Completely new, but considered unusable in the car manufacturing industry.

Vintage Kimono

Through a special collaboration with famed Japanese textile manufacturer Nakakoma Orimono, a manufacturer that was established in 1947 in Tokamachi in Niigata Prefecture, we were bestowed with precious deadstock and surplus vintage kimono that accumulated in the past 70 years.

Tarpaulin Banner

Tarpaulin banners are a commonly used tool for advertising. Strong, water-resistant and flexible, these banners are typically discarded after its use. Our banners are sourced from public contributions as well as collaborations with corporations. Currently, our banner products are only available for bulk made-to-order.

Needle Punch Carpet

Needle punch carpets are a staple for events and exhibitions held in Malaysia. The carpets go straight to the landfill after the end of the event. Usually, a surplus of unused carpets that are thrown out as well. We work together with the Malaysian Association Of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers to obtain these carpets.

 

Our Promise

Our Promise

Our Promise

  • No forced labour.
  • Fair wage.
  • Safe & hygienic working environment.
  • No child labour.
  • Made locally in Malaysia.
  • No discrimination.
  • No harsh treatment & abuse.
  • No excessive working hours.
  • Clean & safe housing for our employees.

Awards & Recognition

World Fair Trade Organisation

Guaranteed Member
Since 2019

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Common Objective

CO Leader
2019

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World Fair Trade Organisation

Guaranteed Member
Since 2019

Learn more

Common Objective

CO Leader
2019

Learn more

World Fair Trade Organisation

Guaranteed Member
Since 2019

Learn more

Common Objective

CO Leader
2019

Learn more


Seat Belt Webbing

We source seat belt webbing from local seat belt manufacturers. Every seat belt webbing bought are faulty due to various factors such as safety and colour defects, and factory offcuts. Completely new, but considered unusable in the car manufacturing industry.

Vintage Kimono

Through a special collaboration with famed Japanese textile manufacturer Nakakoma Orimono, a manufacturer that was established in 1947 in Tokamachi in Niigata Prefecture, we were bestowed with precious deadstock and surplus vintage kimono that accumulated in the past 70 years.

Tarpaulin Banner

Tarpaulin banners are a commonly used tool for advertising. Strong, water-resistant and flexible, these banners are typically discarded after its use. Our banners are sourced from public contributions as well as collaborations with corporations. Currently, our banner products are only available for bulk made-to-order.

Needle Punch Carpet

Needle punch carpets are a staple for events and exhibitions held in Malaysia. The carpets go straight to the landfill after the end of the event. Usually, a surplus of unused carpets that are thrown out as well. We work together with the Malaysian Association Of Convention & Exhibition Organizers & Suppliers to obtain these carpets.

Our Promise

  • No forced labour.
  • Fair wage.
  • Safe & hygienic working environment.
  • No child labour.
  • Made locally in Malaysia.
  • No discrimination.
  • No harsh treatment & abuse.
  • No excessive working hours.
  • Clean & safe housing for our employees.
  • Our products are each made with at least 60% up-cycled materials.
  • No forced labour.
  • Fair wage.
  • Safe & hygienic working environment.
  • No child labour.
  • Made locally in Malaysia.
  • No discrimination.
  • No harsh treatment & abuse.
  • No excessive working hours.
  • Clean & safe housing for our employees.

Awards & Recognition

World Fair Trade Organisation

World Fair Trade Organisation

Guaranteed Member
Since 2019

Learn more

Common Objective

CO Leader
2019

Learn more

In the Press

In the Press

Donate ideas to help the disadvantaged

- 16 July 2013

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Introducing: Biji-biji Conscious Fashion Assecories

- 20 Oct 2016

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Donate ideas to help the disadvantaged

- 16 July 2013

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Introducing: Biji-biji Conscious Fashion Assecories

- 20 Oct 2016

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Sowing Seeds of Sustainabilty

- 04 Jan 2017

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Sowing Seeds of Sustainabilty

- 04 Jan 2017

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Buro Tries: Making an upcycled pouch with Biji-biji Initiative

- 18 May 2017

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Buro Tries: Making an upcycled pouch with Biji-biji Initiative

- 18 May 2017

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Biji-Biji: Sowing seeds of sustainability through fashion and education

- 27 August 2017

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MATRADE harap peruntukan promosi eksport ditambah

- 13 Oct 2017

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Biji-Biji: Sowing seeds of sustainability through fashion and education

- 27 August 2017

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MATRADE harap peruntukan promosi eksport ditambah

- 13 Oct 2017

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From Trash To Treasure

- 22 February 2018

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Recycling GE14 campaign materials into bags and stuff

- 19 May 2018

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From Trash To Treasure

- 22 February 2018

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Recycling GE14 campaign materials into bags and stuff

- 19 May 2018

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Meet CLEO Hot Shot 2018: Norashahera Mertens

- 07 August 2018

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Meet CLEO Hot Shot 2018: Norashahera Mertens

- 07 August 2018

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News! 旧衣服,新生命 谁会想到这时尚包包的原身是什么?!

- 04 April 2019

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News! 旧衣服,新生命 谁会想到这时尚包包的原身是什么?!

- 04 April 2019

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All The Eco-Friendly Activities At Pavilion Kuala Lumpur To Celebrate Earth Day

- 05 April 2019

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Seeds of change in sustainable wear

- 13 April 2019

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All The Eco-Friendly Activities At Pavilion Kuala Lumpur To Celebrate Earth Day

- 05 April 2019

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Seeds of change in sustainable wear

- 13 April 2019

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4 Sustainable Conscious Brands to Know In Malaysia

- 15 April 2019

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Packing for Bali – What’s in My Bag? Ethical Fashion

- 01 July 2019

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4 Sustainable Conscious Brands to Know In Malaysia

- 15 April 2019

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Packing for Bali – What’s in My Bag? Ethical Fashion

- 01 July 2019

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Packing for Bali – What’s in My Bag? Ethical Fashion

- 01 July 2019

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4 Sustainable Conscious Brands to Know In Malaysia

- 15 April 2019

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Seeds of change in sustainable wear

- 13 April 2019

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All The Eco-Friendly Activities At Pavilion Kuala Lumpur To Celebrate Earth Day

- 05 April 2019

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News! 旧衣服,新生命 谁会想到这时尚包包的原身是什么?!

- 04 April 2019

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Meet CLEO Hot Shot 2018: Norashahera Mertens

- 07 August 2018

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Recycling GE14 campaign materials into bags and stuff

- 19 May 2018

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From Trash to Treasure

- 22 February 2018

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MATRADE harap peruntukan promosi eksport ditambah

- 13 Oct 2017

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Biji-Biji: Sowing seeds of sustainability through fashion and education

- 27 August 2017

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Buro Tries: Making an upcycled pouch with Biji-biji Initiative

- 18 May 2017

Read More

Sowing Seeds of Sustainability

- 04 Jan 2017

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Introducing: Biji-biji Conscious Fashion Accessories

- 20 Oct 2016

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Donate Ideas to help the disadvantaged

- 16 July 2013

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Brand Assets

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