Collection: XIAPISM

Xiapism was founded by Beng Lim and Jo Wong as an art space to cultivate appreciation towards artistic activities and the practice of coming back to ourselves. They run workshops and art jamming, and also conduct regular art classes for children to develop their creativity, imaginations and eventually to develop proper drawing technics according to their developmental stages.
Over time, they discover the art of mangrove natural dye which is inline with our motives and directions, and so Xiapism was born as a new made-in-Pontian brand.
Pontian is blessed with a lot of mangrove forest that help us protect the coastline. In the 50s, fishing nets were all made of jutes, they tore easily over time, fishermen found that mangrove tannin could strengthen their fishing nets. So what they did was they took the bark of mangrove trees to create bath to treat the nets, and their nets could last longer and stronger. They also used the the bath to dye their cloths that they wore to go out fishing, when wet, tannin on the cloths made them dry faster, and it was said that tannin turn their cloths into very good windbreaker against chilling weather. This technic is long forgotten, with the right conditions, we got to learn about it and is now applying it in designing a line of eco-friendly products – Xiapism.
We also run workshops to share this old local wisdom with the public, and at the same time create awareness towards the importance of mangrove forest.
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  • XIAPISM PASSPORT HOLDER (UNIT)
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  • XIAPISM BOOK JACKET (UNIT)
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  • XIAPISM CUTLERY GIFT SET WITH WOODEN CUTLERY (SET)
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  • XIAPISM CUTLERY GIFT SET WITH ROSE GOLD SPOON AND FORK (SET)
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  • XIAPISM PLACE MAT (SET OF 4) (SET)
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  • XIAPISM HOBO BAG (UNIT)
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  • XIAPISM ECO BAG BIG DARK (UNIT)
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  • XIAPISM DRESS - NORMAL COTTON (UNIT)
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    RM280.00
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  • XIAPISM DRESS - JAPANESE COTTON (UNIT)
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    RM388.00
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