If you’ve not been living under a rock, you’ll notice the 70s trend is coming back, and we’re all here for it. From high-waisted jeans and flared pants to tie-dye prints, halter tops, and platform shoes, if it’s from the 70s, you can be sure to see it take over the streets.
We also notice a resurrected love for knits, crochet, and tufted things! And why not? They are functional, fun, and adorable and make the perfect addition to our lives or as gifts for our loved ones. Here are some Malaysia-based businesses you can get all your crochet, knits, and tufted goods from.
Making custom rugs and designing pre-made collections of their own, Oh Rugs‘ tufted pieces are a work of art — quite literally! You can request having your rug framed to use as an art piece if you don’t want them on the floor. And looking at how beautiful their pieces are, you might just opt for that instead. While custom Darth Vader and Hello Kitty rugs are all the rage, their most recent range — the ‘Bunga Collection’ — is available for purchase via their Instagram or WhatsApp.
2. Crochet By Nat
The great thing about crocheting is that it is entirely customisable. Based in Selangor and creating her pieces by hand, Crochet By Nat makes wavy patterned bags, pastel-hued jackets, adorable tops, MCU-themed scrunchies, and more.
Most pieces are done on a made-to-order basis and can be purchased upon availability, so be sure to snag whatever you love quickly. A portion of the proceeds from select ready-made scrunchies and turtle knit toys goes to charity and environmental conservation, so you’re shopping for a good cause.
3. Rug Me Buddy
Based in Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Rug Me Buddy creates custom-handmade tufted rugs to ensure each piece is well made and of high quality; nothing is too far-fetched for this team of creatives. Their website and social media channels showcase cool Nike Air Jordan rugs and many others customised to their clients’ liking.
They are open for orders daily, and if you’re interested in tufting something for yourself at home, you can purchase their Hand Tufting Starter Kit available on their site.
4. For All Your Knits
There’s something for everyone here: colourful bucket hats, cute crop tops, butterfly-adorned handbags, flower coasters, and dessert-themed trinket boxes. For All Your Knits is made solo, so expect the work to take a little bit of time, but oh boy, are the creations worth waiting for! But if you are itching to get your hands on a piece quickly, keep an eye out for the ready-stock items featured on the Instagram highlights.
5. We Make Stuff
Founded and run by Jasmine, who started making her tufted pieces during the pandemic, We Make Stuff has become a full-fledged business and a blooming one at that! Not bad, considering it began as a side hustle. Find anything from adorable peanut butter and jelly coasters to tulip framed mirrors on her online store. Products can also be customised.
6. Cute Pretty Lil’ Things
Looking for something different for your little ones? Why not dress them in the cutest crochet pieces from Cute Pretty Lil’ Things? Made using milk cotton yarn, which is soft and comfortable on your baby’s skin, this fabric type is easy to wash too.
You can also order hats, socks, and drawstring pouches from their online store. If you’re looking for unique gifting ideas, you could custom order a crochet set and toy that make beautiful gifts for a newborn. They’re also available on Shopee.
7. Manimo Studio
Sprinkle your living space with whimsical tufted creations like strawberry coasters, gingham-framed mirrors, cat rugs, and more from Manimo Studio. Whether you order something from the online store or customise a specific design for your space, their designs will add a touch of fun to your life.
8. Niji Crochet
Snag yourself a crocheted piece created by mother-daughter duo Lily Chong and Nicole Cara, who launched their clothing brand in April 2020. Pieces include accessories such as bucket hats and earrings, along with sleeveless crop tops and bralettes. Items are either one-offs or made to order with no deadstock leftover.