Sarong / Lungi / Izar / Dhoti / Lavalava / Malong / Pareo
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Dear International customers, due to covid, we are shipping your orders to a shipment consolidator. Your package will be delivered to New Jersey, USA before it goes out to your respective locations so shipping might take a little bit more time. Thank you for your patience!
Please note that the Javanese Batik came in over 15 different patterns and colors, and we could not afford to photograph all of the pieces individually nor stock them, so we've decided that Sarongs will be mailed at random.
It's essential to question the power of dress. Sarong, Malong, et al. is part of these questions regarding what is normal, especially as our styles continue to homogenize through social media and online shopping. Although one could argue that as subcultures find homes beneath the clearnet styles continue to permutate outside of mainstream visual feeds. Whatever the case, we love the sarong and wanted to produce something outside of our current language of t-shirts and hoodies. We feel it is an ideal garment that is multi-functional and has utility beyond its different dress forms.
The pattern that @zeusbascon created while he was in Cebu two years ago is now just stuck in our head; we were inspired by the energy the silver metal cutouts held. We scanned and transformed the work into the pattern you see above the Batik today.
We were also apprehensive about doing something with Batik, a dream to work with the patterns but so hard to develop something that may take on a new form and celebrate the Batik in a new way. The output of these different facets also ran through our longing for the rave, the smog juice, and sonic therapy.
We combined the work of @zeusbascon, the silver print on top of the Javanese Batik that we bought from Toko Aljunied in Singapore near our old office. The sarongs were printed and sewn up in Singapore by Konstrukt Labs. An archipelagic collaboration and process from Java, Singapore, Cebu, to Manila.
We hope you enjoy these pieces as much as we do!