Founder of Pipal Tree, Marty Hope reflects on the benefits of working with Indonesian craft. His experience in developing a new batik range of clothing has brought him renewed appreciation of the benefits of collaboration.
Design student Alejandra Gomez travels to Pekalongan in Indonesia to experience the soul of batik. Finding similarity with the practical lives of her Colombian parents, Alejandra immerses herself in the batik world. Goméz believes that if Indonesian batik seeks more success in the international market it could try simplifying its designs.