KaIND or Kain Indonesia is a local Indonesian brand that specialises in naturally dyed technique combined with batik mastery based from Pasuruan, East of Java. We met the founder Melie Indarto recently to share our ideas of collaboration as well as listening to her beginnings. Melie a native Pasuruan grew up with the love of textiles and in 2014 stumbled upon a dyeing batik workshop that sparked her enthusiasm to give it a new lease of life. Fast forward to 2019, Melie has not only revitalised that particular batik village in Pasuruan but she has now a team of professionals who can take care of her administrative work and orders.
We were lucky enough to catch Melie in Jakarta and it was great that we could pick and choose her collection that we know our customers would very much love. Melie and her team fused the traditional Pasuruan symbols such as the Bromo Mountain, Chrysanthemum flowers, Tuberose onto their handwoven scarves. Their latest eco-silk scarves used 100% silk and dyed using leaves that are brushed through the fabrics to create their natural printed motifs.
Last two rows of photos courtesy of KaIND.id