Gloria Handpainted Heritage Batik Hooded Romper - Green Parang

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A one-of-a-kind, wearable treasure with a motif story, for your precious all-in-one with utilitarian and no-fuss attitude.

We know your friends will be asking so get ready to tell the handcrafting story below.

Nature

100% cotton primisima: Commonly used for batik painting for its tight weave and high thread count. Locally grown. Lightweight that gets softer with every wash. 

100% botanical dye: Commonly a combination of dyes from teak, mahogany, ketapang, tamarind, mangosteen, mango, pandan, indigofera, guava, onion, banana and other natural resources.

A Love Story of Giving

Our batik creations are our way to keep the flame of this almost-dying-art alive and share it to the world! Indonesian batik is an icon of Indonesia but not many know. UNESCO knows and included Indonesian batik in the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2009 for its technique, symbolism and culture. Batik is wearable painting. Batik is the process of dyeing fabrics slowly by hand where batik artisans draw babat (story) onto the fabric with titik (dots) using the traditional tools of canting (spouted bowl) and malam (hot liquid beeswax). In modern art, it’s called resist-dyeing technique. Every batik motif conveys philosophical messages and stories. Batik artisans enjoy meditation during the process as batik must be made with calmness and patience. It takes at least one month for a two-meter strip with simple motif to be created; to put it into perspective, the average kimono requires almost two strips. Batik is nature-loving. Typical botanical dyes used for batik come from teak, mahogany, ketapang, tamarind, mangosteen, mango, pandan, indigofera, guava, onion, banana and other natural resources. Batik is more than stunning prints and colors. It’s a cultural treasure, made in a sacred way, uncomplicated to wear, and long-lasting to be passed on one day when your loved one is ready to appreciate the value it represents.

The Story Behind This Batik Motif: Parang (see diagonal motif)

Parang says "no pain no gain".  In life, we must embrace struggles to find happiness both physically and mentally. 

Design

  • Mix and match from two preloved but unused batik, over 5 years old, sourced only from batik collectors in Yogyakarta. 
  • Made for longevity so you can wear it a lot  - as an easy, wrinkle free, comfortable, all-day wear or travel wear as it holds its shape and stretches less. Batik is a strong fabric, made durable for its repeated waxing and dye bathing during the batik process.
  • Featuring: Groovy hoodie with handloom woven distressed-denim appeal.Two-meter cord belt in self-fabric to give you versatile styling. Front button fastening with mother of pearl buttons. Sleeveless. Clean french seams throughout. Of course two utility pockets. 
  • Fit: Fits XS-M. Chest: 19in * 49cm. Length: 52in * 131cm. Width legs:  16in * 40cm. Model Jasmine is 5’5" * 167cm.
  • Care for long-lasting batik: Batik gets softer with every wash. Cold hand wash or machine wash with like colors. Use eco-friendly or gentle detergent. Air dry in the shade or tumble dry low. Dry clean not recommended as natural dyes react to heavy synthetic chemicals. Plant dyed colors will fade if left in the sun for a long time and washed in hot water. Mend when torn.  

You become a donor

Every purchase supports a cause as we share 50% of our net proceeds to the community. Together we help underprivileged children get the quality education they deserve at the eco-school we support in Bali. Learn more about our school mission in the blog.

Celebrating Artisans

Batik made in Yogyakarta. Cut, sewn the traditional way in a home-based family workshop in Bali that shares our values for environmental and social responsibility. Learn more about how artisanal techniques work in our blog.

Aligning with UN SDG Goals

We take pride in contributing to at least six of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4: Quality Education; Goal 5: Gender Equality; Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 14: Life Below Water; and Goal 15: Life on Land. 

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