BUSINESS NAME Classique by Maya
BUSINESS ADDRESS B54 Ground Floor Wisma Merdeka, Jalan Tun Razak, Kota Kinabalu
BUSINESS ACTIVITIES We handcraft and sell tribal inspired necklaces, bracelets and earrings by using premium quality mainly glass seed beads imported from Japan, USA and Europe. We also feature semi precious stones in its natural and polished form in our statement necklaces like the Borneo Sunrise necklaces. These stones were personally purchased from wholesale stores in USA, Italy, France, UK, Australia and New Zealand and from small specialized shops, street stalls and temples in Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.
PURPOSE/VISION To make a significant mark in the handcrafted accessories industry in Sabah that uses only premium quality materials to compliment the rarity of the accessories and the reverence accorded to it by the
people of Borneo. It is our aim to produce and sell museum quality accessories only so that once bought, these accessories are proudly worn on every traditional and official occasions in Sabah. These accessories are crafted to last, to be handed down to daughters and granddaughters.
MISSION/VALUES To build long term relationship with our customers by providing after sale service such as restringing, recreating and redesigning their statement piece into another statement piece worthy of an engaging conversational topics. It is also our aim to include creative and keen village folks to provide us their manpower and women power so that we can meet the
demand of discerning individuals locally and internationally. We do not sell any piece that we are not ecstatic about. When a finished piece does not make our hearts sing, it is stored and then restrung. Yes, we have a big box full of finished pieces that had failed to create symphonies but we are confident that every piece is a beautiful orchestra in the making.
BACKGROUND Founded in 2015 by a retired college teacher, Maya Kady. She started beading or making beaded accessories when she registered herself and her then 11 year old daughter to a very basic jewelry making class, meant for children as a school holiday activity. She has been creating exotic tribal-inspired necklaces ever since and has been selling them online, during exhibitions, bazaars, Sunday markets and conferences. Maya is against the mass production of cheap holiday souvenirs that has a life span of 6 months which will then be tossed in a bin, creating unnecessary trash. She is inspired
by Japanese work philosophy ‘kaizen’ or continuous improvement and said that her creations are a work of continuous improvement.
MAYA KADY She holds a Master of Education degree from Deakin University, Australia.