Our dream is every clothes we wear supports a social cause
while nourishing ourselves, and the earth that nourishes us.
That's why your investment comes with love stories for
Style, Nature and Giving.
Love Stories Bali is a slow-made, conscious wear brand based in Bali. We're a People of Color (POC) and women-led small business team who believes “fashion is a channel for giving.” We exist to support children's education. You become an inherent donor because we gift 50% of profits from all purchases so, together, we help underprivileged preschoolers get a sustainable early education in a woman-founded 'green school' in Bali that we're helping to expand. While giving, you enjoy conscious wear where style and nature are inseparable - made to be stylish so you could be your unique YOU + with natural materials that are good for your health and return safely to nature + by gifted artisans, mostly women, who revere slow craftsmanship.
Since we opened in 2017,
letting fashion be our channel for giving has created a ripple effect that's bigger than what we could have ever imagined. When we craft clothes from heritage fabrics like the UNESCO-listed 'indonesian batik', we're contributing to cultural sustainability. When we work with local artisans, we're helping elevate their livelihood and keep ancestral traditions alive. Loving what we're doing also let us address seven of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We make style, natural materials, artisans' craftsmanship, and giving back inseparable because we care about the social, ethical and environmental impact we make over profit.
With us, you wear your love.
Wouldn't you like to be wearing one right now?
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.
Style not fashion is our intent so you can be YOU -
different, confident, free, groovy, sexy.
Made consciously with materials that are
healthy for you and return safely to nature.
. Certified organic cotton, hemp, silk, Tencel™
. Handloom woven cotton locally grown
. Handloom woven pineapple fiber
. Batik heritage fabrics from batik collectors in
Yogyakarta, 3-15 years old or more
Giving Extended Life
Upcycling lives here so clothes can have longer lives, too.
. Accepting your donations of gently used clothes
. Restyling donated clothes into stylish creations
. Recreating fabric scraps into beautiful patchwork
. Re-dyeing your old clothes with plant dyes
Giving Artisans Jobs
Giving Life to Ancestral Craftmanship
Made with kindness to the health of the artisans
and respect for cultural traditions.
Artisans give their human touch, slowly and gracefully,
using ancestral wisdom.
No rush. No toxins. No high technology.
. 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
. Color mixing by experienced eyes not formulas
Giving to our School Mission
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 inspires other local preschools to go green.
Today Agnes is multi-awarded:
. In 2020, she's participating, as the only teacher from Bali,
in a project at the Ministry of Education to reshape the
country's required sustainable early development curriculum.
. In 2019, she participated, as the only teacher from Bali,
in a Reggio Emilia early education teachers' training
in Italy along with 15 selected teachers.
. In 2018, she was given a national award as one of
12 "Changemaker of Indonesia".
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.