Inseparable Love for Style + Nature + Giving
Our dream is everything we wear supports a cause while nourishing our beauty and the earth that nourishes us.
That's why we exist for a beautiful school mission:
support children's green education
through green fashion.
Enjoy inseparable love stories behind the making of
the green clothes and accessories you’re investing in.
Love for STYLE - designing stylish, artsy, crafty, timeless
essentials so you can style more, wear more, share more
Love for NATURE - proudly using nature's fibers and
plant dyes so you enjoy raw elegance and freedom from harsh chemicals
Love for CRAFTSMANSHIP - celebrating Bali's skilled artisans and creatives so you enjoy hand-crafted luxury
Love for GIVING - making you an inherent donor
as we share 50% of our net profit from all purchases to give
underprivileged children the privilege of green schooling in
a woman-founded and women-taught preschool in Bali that we're helping expand.
We’re Bali-based social enterprise. Women-founded 2017.
We're a small team of diverse women inspired to live a conscious lifestyle while crafting conscious wear. Our intention is to make social, ethical, and environmental impact in everything we do, not just profit. What drives us are supporters like you who say that shopping consciously with us generates the sense of beauty, meaning and fulfillment that you yearn from your investment. What a joy when you demand quality, not only in the products you invest in with us but also in the lives of the artisans who made them. We’re grateful that what we do has become a process of self-transformation for many supporters…and us.
Wouldn’t you like to be wearing love stories right now?
LOVE FOR STYLE
. The stories behind the making of our pieces
are the stories that shape our designs
. Classic styles turned into cool art and stitched to last
so you can style more, wear more, or share more
. One-of-a-kind pieces that are collectibles
. Easy care, washable and travel well
. Made to fit what our artisans can do, what Bali
dye plants can give, and the natural materials
we can access locally
. 100% of profit from sales of donated used clothes
in our Ubud shop is gifted to our school mission.
. Artisans patchwork small fabric scraps into fabrics
. We restyle or re-dye used clothes for resale
. We want to share the joy of extending
the lives of used clothes
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.
Natural Plant Dyes - Home-Made
. 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.
LOVE FOR GIVING
Our School Mission In a Nutshell
Agnes Rini Astuti founded PAUD (preschool) Cemara Kasih
in 2010 with nothing more than her savings plus family
donations. And a big mission: educate preschoolers from
low-income families with a sustainable early development
program focusing on life skills, and materials from nature.
Our school mission is to raise fund to help accomplish
Agnes' mission. Our funds from 2017-2018 helped expand
the school to the next-door land and build an organic garden
for children's education and food. We sponsor children from
families in extreme poverty for $150 USD for one child for
one year. After the local government recognized the school
in 2018 as a model green school, Agnes became a volunteer
trainer for hundreds of local teachers wanting to emulate her
green program. And more. A continuous flow of our Ubud
shop customers volunteered at the school.
International early-development teachers, greening experts,
and sustainability advocates volunteered to contribute.
The school is now plastic free.
Today Agnes is multi-awarded:
. In 2020, she was selected by the Ministry of Education
to take part in reshaping the country's required
sustainable early development curriculum.
She was the only teacher from Bali.
. In 2019, she was sponsored for Reggio Emilia early
education teachers' training in Italy along with 15
nationwide teachers. She was the only one from Bali.
. In 2018, she was one of 12 "Changemakers of Indonesia"
(a national award annually granted by the Indonesian
government) for her innovative early development
LOVE FOR GIVING
For every Hannah Tree Planting organic cotton t-shirt
we sell, we use $4 USD to buy young trees.
We started this journey in January 2020 and by March,
pre-pandemic, planted 100 trees in a protected jungle
in Bali in collaboration with our partner, Pagi Motley.
We help not only preserve our ecosystem but also offset
the carbon emissions involved in our order deliveries.
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 little 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.
TRI HITA KARANA
Balinese 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 our decisions and actions are harmonized
to honor nature, respect people and the 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.