HOW LUCKY ARE WE...
Famous Indonesian actress Kiara McKenna stopped by a few weeks ago to take some shots!
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that her Mom is one of my besties here in Bali so I pulled some strings... lucky KTO2.
Just check her Instagram handle @kiaramckenna
You’ll get the picture.
With 1 Film and 3 TV Series under her belt, she was also recently voted the #2 Most Beautiful Actress In Indonesia! She is currently back in Jakarta filming a second season of her hit TV series Antares airing later this year.
But that’s not all… Kiara is also currently enrolled at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology majoring in International Business.
And did we mention she is only 20 years old!
Beauty and brains...she’s definitely got it all… and she also loves our bags!
Happy Shopping and stay tuned for New Arrivals dropping soon!
SMALL CHANGE BIG IMPACT
I believe that it is our responsibility, as visitors and as a brand operating in a foreign country, to give back to the communities and environment that have supported us and allowed us to be where we are.
5% of every KTO2 Bespoke sale supports the efforts of plastic recycling in exchange for rice through Plastic Exchange Bali.
Plastic Exchange Bali is the brainchild of Mr. I Made Janur Yasa. Below is his empowering story...
Back in May 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, many out of work hospitality and tourism employees headed home to their respective villages which created a population ‘boom’ and a subsequent waste problem with no infrastructure to deal with it.
Made Janur Yasa, a restauranteur who had subsequently closed his restaurant during the pandemic, took notice of this worrying trend. True to his motto "inside every challenge is an opportunity" he weighed up the problem and the needs of the people; he came up with a solution – the Plastic Exchange. Plastic for rice. The first initiative began in his village. The program soon caught on, and since then more than 700,000 kgs of plastic have been collected for recycling and 170,000 kgs of rice have been distributed in over 200 Bali villages. It's the biggest island cleanup in history.
Made Janur Yasa was recently nominated for, and won the distinguished CNN Hero 2021 Award.
KTO2 Bespoke’s alignment with Plastic Exchange Bali not only helps us to raise funds, but also keeps our factory operating in the midst of the pandemic, allowing us to continue to support our community.
Thank you for helping us make a change.
To learn more and contribute please visit https://plasticexchange.org
Meet Corinne, making her debut as KTO2 Bespoke's brand ambassador. Like KTO2, Corinne is a forward-thinking, worldly force of nature. Originally from French Mauritia, she was one of my first friends when I arrived on the island of Bali seven years ago.
Corinne's experience as a creative stylist and fashion model with Elite Models in Europe is only the beginning. She's an entrepreneur with more than a few firsts under her well-heeled belt (or should we say heels) :)
From the first cold press juice bar and cafe in Bali (my darling locals may even recognize this beautiful woman from SugarCane Cafe), to the first nail bar using non-toxic and eco-friendly products, Corinne is a thought leader. And she's a champion of KTO2! Her fashion/lifestyle boutique in Canggu, Bali, carried KTO2 Bespoke's original dumpling bag, where it was sell-out every season.
Her latest passion, Nomade Sourcing, is Corinne's interior design firm. Through her travels, both locally and across South East Asia, she shares her educated and elevated taste with her clients, while sourcing products that bring her unique spin on interiors, businesses and with other designers.
KTO2 LOYALTY CLUB
Introducing The KTO2 Bespoke Loyalty Club
We're excited to introduce KTO2 Bespoke's customer rewards and loyalty programme! Now you can earn rewards and special privileges when you shop with us!
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT MY 'SHOPPER'
When this little gem was in development stage at the KTO2 design treadmill - we knew we had to create an efficient Shopper, all-rounder here!
So business, meet pleasure. Meet the haute-est tote on the market, the KT02 Shopper.
Its long, lean silhouette is enhanced by contrasting piping that pops against our KT02 signature croc-stamped leather.