Handmade Shoes, Sneakers, Leather Bags, Accessoires

Tangerang, Indonesia · 397 Sales


Handmade Shoes, Sneakers, Leather Bags, Accessoires

Tangerang, Indonesia 397 Sales On Etsy since 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars
Marapulai Clothing

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Marapulai Clothing

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4.5 out of 5 stars
jo wesloh

jo wesloh on Jan 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE my new shoes. They are really sturdy which means a lot to me because I seem to wear out my others shoes fast! And they're adorable. Shoes match photo perfectly.

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Inspiration and Design that´s my life

Hello handmade Lovers around the world!

I am originally from Bukittinggi (West Sumatera), Indonesia. After I finished my elementary school my family moved to Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Later I moved to Bandung for studying Product Design at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Then I was studying abroad in Bremen, Germany for my Master Degree in Digital Media. During this time I met my wife Saskia in Hamburg. In 2014 we moved from Germany to Indonesia.

My wife and I were beginning “Marapulai Clothing” as a start-up in 2011 and since we try to live by our ambitions, our creativity and our will, first as a side job, now full time. We are designing and making handmade leather and canvas shoes in casual style and handmade leather accessories, like tablet bags, mobile cases, handbags and backpacks. The leather accessories I am sewing by hand by myself.

We set up the company Marapulai Clothing and develop our different lines of designs under the following two company brands "Marapulai" and "Rangkayo". The shoes are designed by myself and are handmade by our shoemaker in our working space in Indonesia. I am also organizing the whole working process. We are working as a team and are standing for a fair worker treatment and fair wages. We try to fulfill our customer wishes, so we also embroider names or initials on the shoes. Our shoes have different types of soles, so sometimes the size vary a bit. Available standard shoes sizes are US 5 women - 11.5 men / EU 36 - 45, but we also make smaller and bigger sizes ( e.g. till US 15 men or US 15.5 women ). If you need this, you can ask for a custom order.


Ilham was in an live Interview on Kompas TV on March, 18th 2016 in "Sapa Indonesia siang". Watch here:

We had a TV Team in our Shop and working space from ANTV Indonesia. They make a short doku about us and how to make our shoes. You can watch here:

We were interviewed by Bloomberg TV Indonesia in our working space and our shop in march 2015.

We hope, you will find something in our Shop!


Shop members

  • Ilham

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I studied product design (BA) at ITB in Indonesia and later studied Digital Media (M.Sc.) at University of Bremerhaven in Germany. After my graduation in begin of 2011, I started Marapulai Clothing and Rangkayo Sneakers together with my wife Saskia.

  • Saskia

    Marketing, PR, Customer Care

    I studied Applied Cultural Sciences at University of Lüneburg after learning as a travel agent. Since beginning I am Supporting Manager of our company Marapulai Clothing & Rangkayo. I do everything from accounting, online marketing, customer care.

  • Ijul


Production partners

  • Andri Susilo

    Tangerang, Indonesia

    Andri is our sole manufacturer. His small workshop with a few employees looks really good and nice. We are working together now since two years. He is a husband and father of one kid. His tools: drill press, clamp, drill bit and raw rubber.

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