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betterthanblouses or BTB is a Penang-grown brand that aims to make print-on-print outfits a bare necessity, a simple bare necessity. 
Yup, BTBs make you forget about your worries and your strife.

Handmade in small batches, BTB wearables are made from familiar fabrics found around South East Asia. 
Mainly from Kelantan, ‘Ganu, and Indonesia (but BTBs are made in Malaysia so… #supportlocal?)

Always fondly and nostalgically thought upon, batik prints are used as the current staple
It’s “betterthanblouses” not “betterthanbatik”, so future fabrics options are infinite! A collaboration with thomaspowellartist, the founders hot husband, is coming soon! Register as a user or follow on social media for coveted updates such as this

Worn during a workout or to ace an interview (because that’s guaranteed), BTBs are terrifically versatile!

The brand name was derived from the lesser known part of a well-known saying “Jack of all trades master of none, is often times BETTER THAN master of one”

Coming from the unrelated field of medicine the founder would like to encourage “generalists” to be okay with exploring different avenues as the success of BTB has proven to her that being a generalist is liberating and fulfilling and can oftentimes be better than being  master of one. 
However, if the founder did veterinary medicine, she would’ve most probably stuck to that, meow.

BTB Vintage Finds

Curated by the Favourite Grandchild

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Recall those times when you felt special playing dress-up with your mum’s cherished accessories

And that time when you felt like you really stood out at a party because of a statement piece

These carefully curated vintage finds have that intention and would make any outfit pretty remarkable 🙂

 
 

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Important Notice!

Orders placed during the MCO will still be processed but delays are foreseen as there has been a huge increase in “mail traffic”

Please note that international shipping routes (excluding Singapore, China and the UK) have temporarily been closed until further notice. If you still wish to go ahead with your international orders, you might need to wait for a longer period than normal! :(

Thank you so, so much for your support, patience and understanding during this time.