Saturday, November 19, 2011



eCocents is an environmentally conscious and friendly green retail outlet focused on recycling.
We reguna, rebuat, rejahit and re-hat.
We coined the word REPAKAI and hold periodic eco workshops for Corporations and interested groups.
We recycle junks and repurpose them for further use.

Please support our repakai efforts, retail and eco workshops.
Jiuan Lee Takahara 012-2915181
Kelly Jin 012-2683843
Jan 012-2093169

Monday, November 14, 2011

eCo-cent$ Craft Workshop 2

Batik Pearl Bangle and Ring 

Pin Cushions

Floor Rug 

eCo-cent$ Craft Workshop

Dear Valued Customers and Friends , 

We are now offering craft workshops. Below are some samples for you to view:-

We will keep posting more.

Thank you.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Items

Dear Valued customers & friends , 

We have 2 new storage items. Both priced at RM80 each. Do come by and take a look. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011



Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Dear Valued Customers and Friends

Please be informed that our opening hours have been changed:

Mondays to Fridays 11am - 630pm
Sundays  12pm - 6pm

Saturdays and Public Holidays will be closed.
We would be glad to open the shop if you would please call to make an appointment with a confirmed time.

Please call PJ JIUAN 012-2915181 or KELLY JIN 0122683843

Thank you.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Selamat Hari Raya

We at eCo-cent$ would like to wish all our Muslim customers Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Dan Batin.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekly New Stock - 16/8/2011





Kimono - Short 

Pink Ladies Jacket 

Winter Jacket 

Blue Cheques Dress



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Nuno zori? - fabric slippers

Weave a pair of sandals from used t-shirts cut into strips! It's fun & eco-friendly! 
You can use hangers for the warp:

or your legs

Following an article in the Star some time ago I came across this novel way to re-use strips of fabric:

...  the slippers were easy to be made and carried around.
...  to make a pair, one need at least two T-shirts of a variation of colours with three type of ropes.
...  ropes used are not available in Malaysia yet, hence the 62-year-old said she had to order it from Japan
...  is able to make a pair a day.
...  can be made according to one’s feet size.
...  used only for indoors, but those who want to wear it outside could attach a piece of rubber sole at the bottom of the slippers.

And then, I found some info online :
According to Tsuku blog, Nuno zori are attractive, comfortable, nostalgic, and are said to help prevent the onset or progress of senilty.  Zori ( traditional Japanese sandals) made of cloth. What could possibly be a better gift for an elderly parent or grandparent on Respect for The Aged Day ( this year on Sept. 20th)? Especially if they are handmade by the giver, with plenty of love and affection!

Eco-samurai, a blogger introduces Japanese methods that can reduce carbon footing and make your life 'lean & compact' has blogged on NUNO ZORI

Here's her first time attempt at making one,step-by-step:
OR  print out in PDF format :
OR learn on Youtube :

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New stock

Vintage Red Dress & Turquoise Necklace. 

Vintage Brown Dress & Orange Jade Necklace 

Red Jacket 

Blue Party Dress 

Gold Party Dress 

Blue Print Casual Dress

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

eCo-cent$ Concept

Re - PAKAI , Re - GUNA

We throw things out too easily, whether it's into the trash can, recycling bin or donation box. But what if we can find new uses for old things instead of chucking them out?.
Do join us in our efforts to find new uses for the old things by bringing them back to life. Come to our Re-PAKAI workshop s to kick - start your creativity. You cam also have your company host workshops for staff to spread a green culture in your organization.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Repairs & Alterations

eCo-Cent$ is now offering jewelry repair or alteration services. Bring your old or broken pieces to us, and for a reasonable fee, we will bring it back to life!

Alteration service for clothes, either yours or ours, also available.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

If you are interested in giving your old clothes a new look or enhancing your outfit with a uniquely desgined jewelries and belts, these workshops will fit you.  The workshop are as follows:-

1) Jewelry Design & Making
2) Re-fashioning
3) Decorative Items

Kindly call or email us for enquiries about these workshops.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Types Of Japanese Kimono

The kimono is the Japanese traditional garment. 
The word "Kimono"  refers to the Japanese full - length traditional garment. Today, kimonos are mostly worn by women, and on special occasions. The older generation of women and  men still wear kimonos on a daily basis. Kimono is worn most often at weddings, tea ceremonies, and other very special or very formal events and occasions. 
 Types of kimono 
1) Tomesode
The tomesode's worn by the mother or a family member of the bride and groom at a wedding ceremony. It's usually in gold coloured obi. There are 5 family crest print on black cloth and a design at the bottom of the kimono. 
This kimono has dazzling colours, gorgeous designs and long arms. It is worn at a coming-of-age ceremony, graduation ceremony, wedding party, formal party, an arranged marriage meeting etc. It is the first formal dress for a single woman.
Houmongi is worn at a wedding party, tea ceremony and an entrance, or a graduation ceremony, etc.
It is the informal dress for woman and the most popular kimono in Japan. It is the 2nd formal dress after the Tomesode for married woman and the Furisode for single woman. 
This kimono is another informal dress for woman. The designs are all facing up. This kimono is a little more casual than Houmongi.Tukesage is worn at a party, tea ceremony and going out etc.
The Komon is a normal dress for woman. The patterns are small everywhere in the komon. It is worn at a house party, lesson, date, theatregoing etc. It is a very convenient komono for little outings. 
This kimono has only one colour but black. If one family crest is printed on this kimono, it becomes a formal wear. 
It has 5 family crest prints and black in colour as it is the formal wear to a funeral. Everything has to be black except the juban ( underwear ) and the tabi ( socks ). It is only worn to a funeral of a close friend or relative.
The jinbei consists of a set if top and bottom. It is a traditional clothing worn during the summer. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

How to wear the Japanese Yukata

The yukata is a Summer costume in Japan, worn by both men & women but in a slightly different way. It has less layers than a kimono and considered less formal. Sometimes a yukata is worn as a house coat, especially by men.

If you are going to the Bon Odori, then a yukata will suffice. A kimono will be too dressy. The following are videos clips on how to wear a yukata properly.

Note : If you have a curvy/hour-glass silhouette, then you have to widen your waist by wearing additional towels, as shown in the video. But if you are a ruler-type, then you can dispense with the towels.

Once the yukata is in place, then we can adjust and tie the obi (a wide sash). To achieve a straight and firm obi, you may put a 'stiffener' pad in the front. This also helps ensure you bow correctly.

After washing, you will have to fold the yukata flat and store it for next year.

Monday, June 13, 2011

35th Bon Odori Festival - A Japanese Festival in Malaysia

Each year, Selangor State Office, Ministry of Tourism and Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur organises an event called Bon Odori. It is a festive affair where the Japanese community attends in their summer yukata. Malaysians are also invited to join in the fun & festivities.

Date: 16th July 2011 Saturday
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Panasonic Sports Complex (formerly Matsushita Centre) or
Shah Alam Matsushita Stadium, Selangor
Phone: 03-2274 2274

Tickets: Free Admission

Bon Odori (meaning simply Bon dance) is an event held during Obon. It is celebrated as a reminder of the gratefulness one should feel toward one's ancestors.

In Malaysia, Bon Odori Festivals are also celebrated every year in Penang and at the Matsushita Corp Stadium in Shah Alam, Selangor. Held mainly to expose locals to a part of Japanese culture, the festival provides the experience of a variety of Japanese food & drinks, art and dance.

Dancing is the highlight of the festival. As the sun sets, thousands of people (Japanese & Malaysians) will be dancing in a circle to the tune of traditional folk songs like Ohe Sama (Mr Sunshine), Dai Tokio Ondo, and dancing to the rhythm of the huge taiko drums on the centre platform. The steps are simple to learn as it is repetitive. The sea of people moving in unison is symbolic of the friendship bond between the peoples of Malaysia and Japan

And to be truly in the spirit of the festival, come don in cotton yukatas with lovely obi (waistband) which you can find at eCo-cent$.  Make an appointment with PJ (their fashion consultant) to view and try on some of their lovely and authenthic men, ladies and kids yukata. Learn how to wear it properly and all the different ways of tying the obi.

Now the only thing left is to brush up on your Japanese.  Konbanwa!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Double Chin becomes double

The fun thing about eCo-cent$ is not wasting money in this time of every thing has gone up in prices.

I cannot slip into my expensive old clothes anymore as I am going through a change in my body.
I can't afford to buy new expensive clothes at the departmental stores for a new wardrobe which I would, like last time without a thought.

eCo-cent$ offer me cheap, comfort, reasonable stuff and won't cost a bomb.

jiuanlee takahara

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cloth into dress...

Anita found two beautiful long strips of silk at the eCo-Cent$ store and showed us how she transformed them into a gorgeous and clever outfit ....

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kimono at eCo-Cent$

Customer Nilufer being helped into a kimono ... she does look good, doesn't she? But then, she looks good in everything ....

Friday, April 15, 2011

New application for Korean hanbok...

Customer Betty Teh twisting the traditional korean dress to suit her own modern flair ...