I would like to pick one of our products from our 2014 collection and tell you the background story today.
I have been producing clothing in the tropical island of Bali where the fabric source is limited. About a half decade ago, organic cotton was becoming more popular here. But finally a couple of years ago Bamboo fabric has become available to purchase on the island.
As you may have read the tie-dye inspiration story in our blog post, the dying factory is one of my inspiration sources as well. They use bamboo for their flooring.
I had this idea in my mind…
What if I use bamboo material and use bamboo itself to make the motif, and call it the BAMBOO MAXI DRESS….
So my challenge began.
I talked to the craftsmen about my idea. But they had never made a motif from Bamboo, so it was put on the side for a long while.
I had to take a stand for the idea. I went to the factory with some left over fabric to make samples as I was desperate to make a Bamboo dress.
We picked some bamboo from the back yard. The craftsman and I were trying to figure out how we could create the motif which is not complicated- if it is too complicated, it cause problems in production- so we have to make it easily and also be able to make it repeatedly.
It is so fun to work with them. And you know since it is their business, time is money!! But they do not mind at all to use their time for me. They enjoy finding new motif with me as they are also creative people. This is about Bali. I love this warmth.
The difficult part was that bamboo is round. When we tried some, they moved. We tried to tie up, fabric on the top and underneath….
The basic idea is the round bamboo and the gap can create the motif.
Puffff , how come that was so difficult?
We refreshed our mind and we put the bamboo on the floors and cloth on the top simply. It was a really good idea!! We finally came up to the beautiful and natural look motif!!
Everyone was nodding … and imagining how it becomes a dress!!
Here it is the Bamboo maxi dress!!
I love the natural look of the stripes which gives us warmth!!
I mentioned often that our products have love and care. Everyone who read this post now knows what I mean!
I had one of the bamboo dresses on one afternoon. One of my friends came up to me and she demanded that
This is the very measure of success in designing a dress!
How do you like our bamboo maxi dress, girls?
Let me know what you think! And when you like it, please use the thumb up to encourage me!