The Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, with Senior Vice President Basic Counsel, Marie Champey, signed an settlement to the usage of Balinese Endek hand-woven materials in Dior’s merchandise.
Governor Koster and Marie Champey signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Assertion of Intent between the Bali Provincial Authorities and Christian Dior Couture SA, which was held digital on Friday, January 8, 2021.
The cooperation additionally contained an settlement to empower micro, small and medium enterprises that produced Endek materials in Bali, and within the different fields that are of widespread curiosity for each events.
Previous to this signing, on September 25, 2020, Christian Dior delivered a letter to the Indonesian Ambassador in Paris, who appealed to make use of Balinese Endek for the design of the Spring/Summer season 2021 assortment. The gathering was launched at Paris Trend Week on September 29, 2020.
The Bali Provincial Authorities responded to the letter to the Indonesian Ambassador and authorized the enchantment proposed by Christian Dior by fulfilling some necessities.
First, the Balinese Endek materials utilized by Dior should be produced by weavers in Bali by handcrafted utilizing a conventional instrument known as Cagcag or non-machine weaving instruments.
Second, the Endek motif is within the technique of acquiring Geographical Indication of Mental Property Rights for Balinese Folks.
Third, it isn’t allowed to make use of Balinese Endek materials that are produced outdoors Bali Province utilizing trendy weaving machines or different printing instruments.
“Contemplating the restricted manufacturing capability of Endek weavers, and in order that weavers in Bali can meet the wants of Christian Dior, the order to be achieved earlier,” the governor mentioned whereas including his plan to offer steering and supervision within the manufacturing course of.
Koster additionally said the Bali Authorities should acquire correct, clear, and accountable data within the success of Endek materials.
Whereas the scale of the Endek materials produced by weavers in Bali is a most of 105 cm, and the colours and motifs produced shall not 100% the identical.
Koster hoped Christian Dior and different events perceive and admire each the benefits and weaknesses within the manufacturing of Balinese Endek materials.