Our dream is every clothes we wear supports a cause.
That's why behind every eco wear we create
is a love story of giving.
Love Stories Bali is women-led, slow fashion brand based
in Bali, that believes the world needs more kindness, and
every garment is handcrafted with materials from nature
by local artisans using traditional craftsmanship.
Every purchase supports a cause with 50% of net proceeds
donated to a local preschool fund to help expand a
woman-founded 'model green school' while providing
underprivileged Balinese children with
sustainable early development.
Letting fashion be our channel for giving
has created a ripple effect that's bigger than what we could
have ever imagined. Our joy to transform the culture
and heritage of "batik" and artisanal techniques into
wearable art is helping preserve cultural sustainability.
Working with local artisans to celebrate their indigenous
skills is also keeping communities strong and age-old
traditions alive. We're grateful to be supporting 11 of 17
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
With us, you're wearing 'wearable love'.
Wouldn't you like to be wearing one right now?
Shop consciously. Wear More. Share joy.
Our Community of Giving Customers
Loving humans from over 80 countries,
from Iceland to Cuba, Ethiopia, and down to New Zealand
- of all races, sizes, gender, personalities, income -
have supported and exchanged life stories with us
since we opened our cute shop in July 2017 in Ubud, Bali.
Teachers volunteered in the schools and changed lives.
Artists created art for the shop to join our causes.
Can't believe! We’re so grateful.
Style not fashion is our intent so you can be YOU -
different, confident, free, groovy, edgy, sexy.
. Certified organic cotton, hemp, silk, Tencel™
.Handloom woven cotton locally grown
. Handloom woven pineapple fiber
. Batik heritage fabrics, over 3 years old, preloved
but unused from avid batik collectors in Yogyakarta
Upcycling lives here so clothes can have longer lives, too.
. Accepting your donations of gently used clothes
. Restyling donated clothes into chic and edgy creations
. Recreating fabric scraps into beautiful patchwork
. Re-dyeing your old clothes with plant dyes
Artisans and Age-old Techniques
Artisans give their human touch, slowly and gracefully,
using age-old techniques.
No toxins. No technology. No rush.
. Plant dyeing with locally grown plants
. Eco-printing with fresh leaves and flowers
. Indonesian batik-making (UNESCO listed as
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009)
. Handpainting using plant dyes
. Eco-dyeing with non-toxic process
. Old fashion cutting and sewing, and color mixing
using experienced eyes not formulas
Agnes, a local teacher, founded PAUD Cemara Kasih in
2010 with nothing more than her savings plus donations
and her motherly love. Since 2016, we've been supporting
the green expansion and international exposure of Agnes'
school so she can accomplish her mission to educate
preschoolers from families in extreme poverty and expand a
green school that will inspire other preschools to go green.
Today Agnes is multi-awarded:
one of 12 "Changemaker of Indonesia" in 2018, and
one of 15 Reggio Emilia early education trainer in
Indonesia after her sponsored training in Italy in 2019.
Learn more about our school mission in the blog.
For every Hannah Tree Planting shirt sold,
we plant three trees on your behalf.
Our $4 USD donation from every sale can buy three trees.
We started this journey in January 2020 and by March
100 trees were planted in a protected jungle in Bali
in collaboration with our partner Pagi Motley.
In 12 months we'd love to plant 1000 from 85 shirts sold.
We help not only preserve our ecosystem but also offset
the carbon emissions involved in the order deliveries.
Tri Hita Karana
In Bali, you devote to the life philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana”
(Three Causes of Well-being: God, Nature, Community)
to achieve wellness and success in life.
This guides the way we work with our partners
where decisions and actions are harmonized
to honor nature, respect artisans and their community,
and revere the Gods through spiritual traditions.
LOVE LIVES HERE.
Amanda, a fashion designer from New York, visited the Ubud shop in early 2018. In 2019, she and her partner Sam created this art for our reusable cotton shopping bag as their way to support our causes. This is now our shop's signature art.
Three love stories are showing in this photo of our Ubud shop.
Love from Jessie (who instagrammed this photo during the lockdown), a shop owner in Antwerp, Belgium who loves Bali's healing energy so much she comes back once a year with her friends and visit us with a big hug. Love from Russell and Ani from Bali, founders of global ecobricks.org, who designed and built the unique LOVESTORIES rooftop sign from used plastic bottles they cleaned out from the beaches. Love from Efren and Britney, mural artists from Austin, Texas who were so stoked to do that storefront mural when they visited the island in May 2019, and then became sponsors to 5-year-old Dedek for her one-year school fees.
ALL WE NEED IS LOVE.