28 November 2014

Happy Black Friday Offer 2014

Happy Black Friday* everyone!

We hope to give you a great Thanksgiving Weekend with our 10% Off  offer on Etsy.

Just place an order on our Etsy Shop MarapulaiClothing and fill in the Coupon-Code  "BLACKFRIDAY". That how you get 10% off.  Only today!!

*Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November), often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

18 September 2014

Jimdo market day in Hamburg on 20.9.2014

Marapulai is at the Jimdo market in the Betahaus in Hamburg! 

Come by in the shopping heaven! Various online shop owners offer you unique on the market in the area Betahaus exclusive opportunity not only to order their products online, but to buy locally.

Starting with fashion such as T-shirts and shoes on beer brewing boxing to yoga accessories and special coffee roasts nothing to be desired.

You can find the market on the ground floor of the Beta house from 10 clock, entrance is free. 

You want to create your own online store? Parallel to the market day held workshops for beginners on the first floor.

Be part of the Jimdo market day on 20.09.2014 in the Betahaus, Hamburg.

30 August 2014

Marapulai working space is open again

LATEST NEWS! Our shoe working space is open again!

We are proud to tell you, that after a time of restructuring and renovation, we can accept customer orders again. So if you like to have Marapulai shoes in your shoe size, please contact us.

Currently we have a few models of the last collection and some of the new designs in Hamburg in stock. Some new designs are in our work area in Indonesia, also the pre-orders are made.

The Marapulai shoes are made in a fair handmade work as a team with our shoemaker in our own small studio in Indonesia. We have shoe sizes EU 36 - 49 (US 5 - 14), on request special orders to EU 50 (US 15) are possible.

Marapulai shoes Tigo high

06 July 2014

Our news about our life and Marapulai

Our news about our life and Marapulai in 2014
Me (Ilham) and my wife (Saskia) are doing our business as a start up since 2011 to built up our dream of being creative entrepreneurs. I am a studied product designer and product maker. I have a bachelor degree from Indonesia and master degree from germany. I am living in germany for the last around 9 years and married with my wife in 2010 in germany. First I am doing my handmade business as a side job and now I am already quit my dayjob and trying to live from our handmade brand Marapulai. My wife is doing her last 3 month of studying cultur science and is helping me every minute she can to do the marketing, advertising, client connection, udating the online shops and writing the story about our business. So I can concentrate on the shoe designing and making process.

We have planned to move to Indonesia to live there for a while. We have there our shoe working space and we want to fully concentrate on making Maraulai Shoes. So now I am already moved to Jakarta, Indonesia since one week and my wife is moving here in three month after finishing her study in germany, too. That´s why we have some of our items shipped from Germany and some from Indonesia. Also I have handcrafted the leather tablet bags, purses, luggage tags and so on by my own in my living room, because in germany our appartement was too small for a whole room as a working space.

The process of making the shoe design, pattern, buying the leather and making the shoes with the help of a learned shoemaker in our own working space to sew on the machine. The shoes are handmade in our working space: We attached some pictures of our working space and our working process. Step by step you see how the single parts of the shoes are fitting together.

Here are some impressions...
pattern making
sewed shoe with shoes lasts
Our reck for shoe material and shoes lasts

sewing the upper leather

Final control

almost finished shoed with shoes lasts