Natural Dyes

"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.

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Terminalia Belirica 
'Jolawe Fruit'

 

All about natural dyes are a courtesy from Nidiya Kusmaya Reasearch Lab

Nidiya Kusmaya​​ is a textile artist and researcher who works in a variety of textile materials and natural dyeing methods that could be applied to various art installations and products.

She travels a lot to some rural areas and Islands in Indonesia to educate and teach the craft people to explore new possibilities of natural dyeing for textile.  

https://www.nidiyakusmaya.com

 

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References

http://www.asiantextilestudies.com/index.html 

Asian Textile Studies




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.

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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. Portfolio

Kley Klemens

Kley Klemens

Kley has deep understanding of customer behavior and habits through years of advising various giant fashion companies. He is currently helping us with developing modern styles of Indonesian fashion cultures. Find him at Jewkarta

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. Find their inspirational work Ulur Wiji

Romila Barryman

Romila Barryman

Romila plugs human stories into digital experiences to unleash our imagination and challenge our perception of what’s possible. Exploring Existential Curiosities

Celia Tjahjadi

Celia Tjahjadi

Located in the heart of Indonesia, Celia has an expertise in creating aesthetic visualization for many startups. She establishes simple yet significant designs

James Adinata

James Adinata

An engineer that has helped companies to quickly scale in variety of industries. James loves turning the impossible to a great success. Currently, he is helping us in any technological necessities. Bio