INSIGHT FROM THE INSIDE: MORE THAN JUST Ā PIÉCE

INSIGHT FROM THE INSIDE: MORE THAN JUST Ā PIÉCE

In these unpredictable times where situations are still unclear, new ideas often emerge from deep inside to survive for another day. Every material, color & shape is meaningful to us at Hi Jack Sandals. We thought of preserving a collage of good memories between making sandals. Why is this important? It’s not about blood, sweat & tears through the process of creation. It’s like a journey we recorded and stored. To watch it every time we want that moment to be recalled. 

Background Idea

The idea started from us through constant innovations and responsibility towards excess, wastes, and unused materials archives stored in our vault. We decided to expand beyond sandals and begin to make PIÉCE, a collection of accessories to complement our beloved sandals. There is everything in PIÉCE. Deconstruction DNAs of sandals, collected and carefully constructed into one new silhouette. 

From face masks, carry goods to rain ponchos already produced and open to endless design experimentation. Here we take you through the journey of PIÉCE.

Interview

 

We conduct a thorough interview with all the elements in Hi Jack Sandals to gain many points of view regarding PIÉCE. We gain many new ideas and insights from this interview. For instance, the workshop is where the real thing started. The abstract core ideas and sketches are translated into physical products. It’s a constant flow of the process from upstream to downstream, where sandals go through many steps until they become a whole piece. The main issue highlighted is the debris materials left in our workshop and how our senses respond to them. 

Test

Bangun Anugrah Wijaya

Procurement Production

Perspective on PIÉCE  

 

Having PIÉCE is very helpful if we order more materials. We can focus the rest of these materials on other things to be produced besides making sandals.

 

Are you aware of this waste issue? 

 

I am very aware of this waste issue. We can achieve zero waste and continue recycling these leftover materials into raw materials again.

Tiwi Rukmini

Head Production

PIÉCE is an approach for making valuable products from waste materials.

Fahmi Faisal

Creative Director

We have a lovely chat with Fahmi Faisal to seek his perspective on PIÉCE.

 

What are the goals of the campaign and the perspectives around PIÉCE?

 

The first purpose of PIÉCE was to connect Hi Jack Sandals DNA puzzles in archive form into a product that has value.

The first time it came out, the children were all happy. Finally, we connected the DNA from our sandals archive into a new product. The challenge is that the product is not sandals.

At PIÉCE, we can give more to the market or the people out there. We can provide more value by buying sandals, and it doesn’t mean we seem to make other products. We produce this PIÉCE because the results of the extraction of children’s ideas at Hi Jack Sandals are merchandise products with more value.

 

One sentence for PIÉCE? 

 

PIÉCE is another DNA of Hi Jack Sandals.

Mochamad Budi & Irvando Dityawan

Research & Development

What is the background story of PIÉCE?

 

Our warehouse has one condition where many materials are piled up due to discontinued goods, etc. We can still process though to be used as sandals again will not produce too much. Therefore we make goods or products with other values.

 

Why is PIÉCE important for brands?

 

In PIÉCE, we discuss waste management which is very difficult because the responsibility is immense. Still, we are gradually learning in this direction. PIÉCE is our way of turning this waste into a product that has more value with a new design or an existing colorway but becomes a new entity.

 

How did PIÉCE become something that could spur the creative process and innovation?

 

From the first, this issue is voiced by the brand and marketing team where we have a lot of waste. We can’t just sell these leftovers because our research results from these materials can no longer work out. After all, the time has run out when they are made into sandals. It’s about how we turn them into products other than sandals and increase their value. 

 

How is PIÉCE by design?

 

Budi – Wearable design is straightforward to explore, whether it’s carry goods or apparel. This PIÉCE is very interesting because it creates an essential wearable design that complements our sandals. 

 

One word for PIÉCE?

 

Actually, when it comes to PIÉCE, it’s about innovation and exploration, but it’s more of a responsibility.  

PIÉCE Collection

 

PIÉCE TOTE BAGS 

 

PIÉCE TOTE BAG BLAZE & LIME
This is the first tote silhouette from PIÉCE constructed from unused scraps of sandal materials. Design-wise, PIÉCE is a multi-function tote bag for your daily stroll. You have more than enough space inside the main pocket for your essentials. A bottle sleeve to bring your water tank, and a stylish mesh pocket at the front, for small things you use frequently.

 

PIÉCE TITAN & DANVERS 

 

The journey continues with another innovation of PIÉCE tote bags, mashing up materials to create a new silhouette resembling Shield Titan & Danvers. 

 

PIÉCE SACOCHE IRIS

 

The continuation from PIÉCE inventing another carries goods with Sacoche Iris. A more compact bag for carrying your daily essentials. Inspired by the colors of Astro Iris.

 

PIÉCE SIMO SLING BAG

 

Exploring materials is what PIÉCE is all about. This sling bag is unique since it uses tarpaulin as the essential material. It is made to carry your daily goods available in two colorways: Simo Pristine & Simo Blach. 

 

PIÉCE GOODIE BAG

 

This goodie bag explores materials and a redefinition of an ordinary goodie bag. Its purpose is to carry grocery goods such as lightweight belongings. 

 

PIÉCE SCARAB MASK 

 

The use of face masks has become essential for our daily activities. Through Piéce Scarab Mask, we would like to contribute to this current global situation. To date, we have already created and produced three silhouettes: 

 

PIÉCE COCOON

 

With many scraps of debris left in our archive, we continue the progress of creating a piece. PIÉCE Cocoon wallet is equipped with laminated nylon fabric for extra protection. The outer material is added with supreme mesh for an outside compartment. Penny Hi-Strap is also used as an attacher for the adjustable Hi-Strap for easy wear and hang. Everything is molded with a YKK zipper wrapped around Cocoon. 

 

The inside compartment consists of card slots and one window pocket. This compartment is suitable for card storage, keys, money, and coins.

 

Piéce Cocoon Hang Wallet is constructed and assembled from our vault’s debris materials. Endeavor innovation through design and experimentation. Endless possibilities with responsibilities.

Due to current social changes, and all the reasons our lives have changed, wallets need to develop to keep up with modern people’s needs. As time progresses, we continue to see vast improvements in design, functionality, and certain materials left in our workshop and archives box.

Exploration in Materials

 

With many scraps of debris left in our archive, we continue the progress of creating a piece. Cocoon wallet is equipped with laminated nylon fabric for extra protection as the outer material is added with supreme mesh for an outside compartment. Penny Hi-Strap is also used as an attacher for the adjustable Hi-Strap for easy wear and to hang it. Everything is molded with a YKK zipper wrapped around Cocoon.

 

The inside compartment consists of card slots and one window pocket. This compartment is suitable for card storage, keys, money, and coins.

 

Piéce Cocoon Hang Wallet is constructed and assembled from our vault’s debris materials. Endeavor innovation with design and experimentation. Endless possibilities with responsibilities.

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