In 2017 we partnered with Ana and Erwin who run a weaving co-op in the village, to build a natural dye workshop, ‘Bale Warna Alam’. It is a place to reinvigorate local natural dyes, innovate new techniques, produce naturally dyed cotton for use and for sale and create employment. This is just the start of its potential with a number of other plans in the pipeline.
Pringgasela is a traditional weaving village in the foothills of Mount Rinjani, Lombok. The main industries that support the village are farming and weaving. Every female is taught to weave and the majority of homes have a weaving loom. Many families in the village lived below the poverty line.