LOVE FOR NATURE
. Certified hemp with organic cotton blend
. Certified organic cotton
. Certified Tencel™ from Lenzing
. 100% silk satin 16 momme
Handloom woven cotton
. Handloom woven pineapple fiber
. Indonesian batik, a heritage fabric painted by hand
with ancient batik-making technique. We choose batik
from our network of avid Indonesian batik collectors.
Indonesian batik is UNESCO listed as Intangible
Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009
for its technique, symbolism and culture.
. Artisans use dye plants grown in abundance in Bali, and
process dyes in-house to control pure content and quality
. Desaturated colors of plant dyes have a lived-in appeal.
. Colors are unpredictable so we get beautiful variations
from one dye bath, or one plant harvest, to the next.
They are not defects, they are perfect imperfections.
. Blues extracted from strobilanthes cusia leaves
. Blacks from ketapang leaves
. Yellows from mango leaves
. Reds from sappan wood
. Browns from coconut husks
. More colors from various combinations
. Plant dyeing by hand without harsh chemicals
. Eco-printing by hand with fresh leaves and flowers
. Handpainting Indonesian batik (UNESCO listed as
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009)
. Handpainting using plant-based inks
. Eco-dyeing by hand for screenprinting
. Color-mixing by hand, from experience not formula
. Cutting by hand the old-fashioned way
. Sewing with clean and durable stitching
. The Balinese families we are grateful to partner with
share our values for social, ethical and environmental
responsibility. Their home-based workshops are a
happy place shared by their family and artisans.
. We are onsite to see every step of the process,
and learn from each other.
. Artisans produce without rushing so they can attend
to family needs and many Balinese cultural rituals.
We're so excited to answer customers' questions.
Questions contributed by Carol from Berlin, Germany:
What was the inspiration - health and nature
Creative process - how the leaf get on the shirt
How to extract color
Will it stay, stable, fade, stain other fabric
How much is predictable
How much of creation is nature’s magic
How colors of the dye and print influence each other
Need for chemicals to ensure certain outcome
Favorite leaves, why
List of plants