Etanzo – Cruelty Free Handbags

Penang is not generally known for its arts and craft movement, but Eugene Lim is hoping to change that with his range of cruelty free handbags called Etanzo. Not only are his bags stylish and fashionable, but are not made from any animal-derived materials like leather, suede, fur or wool.

You may have seen Eugene Lim around Penang selling his unique homemade handbags. Continue reading

Chai Diam Ma Cafe & Gallery

Arts and crafts PenangChai Diam Ma Cafe is a rare find, a cafe that looks like a hippie hangout, but is also an arts and crafts gallery, supporting local artists.

You can’t miss the cafe, housed in a pre-war house on Lebuh Queen, with its psychedelic walls and plenty of plants and greenery. Inside, the whitewashed wooden beamed ceiling, blue walls and the eclectic choice of furniture give the interior a definite “shabby chic” feeling. Continue reading