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The Library

"Natural dyes for textiles are generally obtained from extracts. The extracts come from various parts of plants such as roots, wood, leaves, seeds, or flowers. "

We want to take a step back and revert back to the traditional ways by using natural dyes. With proper handling, natural dye will not contribute to any of the water pollution already happening in rural areas in Indonesia. The use of local source for natural dye baths also creates a safe space for batik artisans to work.


Mission 
To create a community engaged in conscious consumption by creating a deep, story-based connection between Indonesian batik including the legends and folklore behind the motifs.


Vision 
To empower local Indonesian artisans to preserve sustainable and environmentally-safe traditional practices by creating an international demand for organic, natural production.

Behind The Batik Library

Bernarda Antony

Bernarda Antony

Bernarda Antony has worked with Indonesian batik since her first collection. Through these traditional motifs, she incorporates legends and folklore into her elegant designs and maintains a connection to her home.

Nasta & Joko

Nasta & Joko

Ulur Wiji aspire to show local products from Indonesia have high value, ethically made and eco-friendly fashion, arts and cultural heritage. We care about empowerment of local wisdom.