Last Monday, I went out for a business meeting. If things go well, I think it's going to be an exciting project, but for now I have to keep it a secret until we seal the deal. Anyway, this was my outfit for the meeting. Not as quirky as I usually dress up, I know. For a business meeting, I prefer to wear an outfit that says, "Let's do business.", something that will make people take me seriously, but still with a cheerful vibe from the bright yellow batik pattern on my top.


What I love about this assymetrical yellow and white batik top is that it's not just a fashion piece. It is one of the fashion pieces that you can buy from Cotton Ink to support their #cottoninkgiveback programme. For each piece you buy from their Archipelago or #cottoninkxduanyam, you are giving 20.000 IDR to provide better health facilities for pregnant women and their children in East Flores.

Cotton Ink collaborated with Du'Anyam, Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation, Gianni Fajri and Asmara Abigail for this programme, creating an inspiring campaign video Oa Melankolia showing  a glimpse of female local artisan in East Flores and the wardrobe designed for the programme.

This is not a sponsored blog post. I am trully amazed by my friends, Ria Sarwono and Carline Darjanto from Cotton Ink and also all the parties involved in the programme #cottoninkgiveback for their contribution in empowering others. I hope soon I can do something similar, but for now I'm writing this to invite you to shop #cottoninkxduanyam or the Archipelago collection by Cotton Ink to support the programme. I swear, you won't just feel pretty wearing them, but also feel good because wearing it means you're empowering women and children in East Flores.

I know that this programme was created to celebrate Kartini Day, but even it is not the month of April anymore, the programme is still on, so you can still show your support. Remember, empowered women empower women!



Cotton Ink yellow batik top | Mahija necklace | Zara wide pants | Coach bag

Olivia Burton watch | ZARA pointy shoes