At CLOTH we value, more than just sustainably, we want to be there to empower Balinese women, the women of the village communities, to encourage them to keep weaving and teach them that what they weave is not only an amazing skill but for the women to understand the value of their craft by empowering them.
Our aim is to intertwine traditional weaving techniques with our exclusively botanically dyed yarns, creating a richness of fabric that can only come from these time-honored skills. Transforming this symbolic art form into a wonderfully decorative comfort liveable product, nesting stylishly amongst any room setting.
Our weavers are predominantly female, mainly because the girls are taught to weaving skills from a very early age…almost since birth. As the women need to make some kind of income as small as it may be…. while they nurse their babies they are able to weave. Such a lovely sound of the loom and the co-ordination and the smell of the raw natural fibers, normally sitting for many hours in an open area with just a simple roof over their head, is where they are for a lot of the day, before going back to the kitchen to prepare the food.
The life is simple and slow…but has a beautiful rhythm and follow to it… the rural setting is uninterrupted by cars or motorbikes, perhaps the occasional sound.