We did it. We had our launch party! From the bottom of my Indonesian-American heart I am absolutely thankful and appreciate every single one of you who came to, shopped and supported us.
To me, when communities meet and gather, wonderful things happened, doors of opportunities open up, trade happens, wealth is shared and distributed in a fun and beneficial way! A lot of good things come out of it. For Toko-Toko especially, we are grateful that our business allows us to donate 10% of our profit to help purchase, install and maintain pipes that bring in clean water to Ngimbang village in East Java, Indonesia.
I had a whole lot of soul searching before I started Toko-Toko. There is always in me a wish to help my communities. I'm by any means not the smartest, the bravest, the strongest, but I often feel very blessed and fortunate to have what I have. I always think that we each can help a little bit so the world can be a more beautiful place for others too. Toko-Toko allows me just that. The Pop-Up needs to benefit my local LA community & my Southeast Asian community, I was glad to see the other vendors too benefit from the support my awesome Indo-LA community brought on. I was glad to see people purchase our limited edition merchandise because that means there are jobs in Indonesia that will be sustained. I am extremely humbled to think that everyone helped guaranteed clean water will continue to run in Ngimbang Village, across the world from where you and I are sitting down today.
I'd like to thank the awesome crew of the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) - Los Angeles for their amazing support. They provided beautiful Moscatel wine provided by a winery in Bali (soon to be available in U.S. market), snacks by Deka, pins of Indonesian American flags and of course their tote bag.
Thank you again for your support, we're excited to continue our journey and feature talented designers of Southeast Asian heritage, bringing in limited edition & artisanal merchandise to you. Most of all we will always have a charity or non-profit to partner with, what is life for when we can't help others?
Please continue to shop with us online while we cook out another plan to present another awesome pop up your way & feature more designers!