Sharing A Taste of Indonesia with Canada While Helping Home Country to Thrive
Canadian-Indonesian Entrepreneurs Introduce Authentic, Fair-Trade Products to Canada
December 3, 2020, Vancouver, BC — Canadian-Indonesian entrepreneurs are looking to introduce unique and interesting Indonesian products to Canada while supporting the livelihood of Indonesian producers back home. Archipelago Marketplace Inc. is set to open its online store on Amazon as well as its pop-up shop in Vancouver’s historic Gastown at Indonesian Promotion Trade Centre (ITPC) on December 10, 2020.
“We curate and deliver unique and high quality products directly from Indonesia to homes in North America,” says Liza Wajong, Co-Founder of Archipelago. “Each product contains a piece of the Indonesian culture that we proudly represent and we can’t wait to share with Canada.”
Named after Indonesia’s unique geographic makeup of many islands, the concept of Archipelago was driven by the devastating economic impact from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Liza and David Gunawan, Archipelago’s other Co-Founder, wanted to support the small and medium sized businesses back in their home country Indonesia, but also recognized a gap in authentic Indonesian products in Canada. Naturally, Liza and David became the bridge and the idea of a marketplace was formed.
Up to 70 products will be available at Archipelago’s Amazon store and the local pop-up store in Vancouver, ranging from coffee to tea, to snacks and food seasoning, to cassava flour, coconut sugar and vanilla. Shoppers will find products such as: