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CELEBRATING FASHION AS A FORCE FOR CHANGE: MEET THE WE-AR BALI TEAM

This April marks the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory collapse, an event which forever altered the fashion industry, awakening consumers to the human cost of cheap clothing. Killing more than 1100 people and injuring thousands of others, the Rana Plaza tragedy remains the worst known accident in the garment industry. It shone a light on multiple dark failings of a now globalised industryand in doing so marked a turning point in our collective understanding of the true cost of fast fashion. Fashion Revolution was born; a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

For WE-AR this is our native operating space so Fashion Revolution Week is a special time when we feel like the world is starting to speak our language! It's wonderful to feel the groundswell of change! WE-AR have marked the week on social media by sharing portraits and stories of our people on the ground in Canngu, Bali where we make our clothes. Our aim is a radical transparency that serves to ignite powerful pathways of awakening in conscious consumerism. A more transparent fashion industry means connecting you, our tribe, with the standards that we hold for ourselves and our suppliers. 

This week WE-AR celebrating fashion as a positive force, raising awareness around the many issues in the fashion industry, and inspiring profound and game-changing positive action. Let's think more about our choices, what we buy and how we consume and respect our planet Earth. The impact of the fashion industry on our world is real. Transparency is key and starts with one simple question, who made my clothes? 

Shella

Shella was born in Bandung, Indonesia. She currently lives in Canggu, Bali, with her husband and two children, one boy and one girl. Shella has been working with WE-AR for seven years. She began her role with WE-AR as an Assistant Production Manager, moving into the role of Production Manager, garment technologies, assistant general manager, and is now General Manager for WE-AR Bali. Shella enjoys reading and singing jazz in her spare time - cool!

Shella lahir di Bandung, Indonesia. Dia saat ini tinggal di Canggu, Bali, bersama suami dan dua anaknya, satu laki-laki dan satu perempuan. Shella telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama tujuh tahun. Dia memulai perannya dengan WE-AR sebagai asisten manajer produksi, pindah ke peran manajer produksi, teknologi garmen, asisten manajer umum, dan sekarang menjadi manajer umum untuk WE-AR Bali. Shella suka membaca dan bernyanyi jazz di waktu luangnya - keren!

What do you value most in a friendship?
Honesty.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Kejujuran.

What is your most treasured memory?
Giving birth to my son and daughter.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Melahirkan putra dan putri saya.

If you had a super power, even just for one day, what would it be?
To stop all the wars in the world.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk menghentikan semua perang di dunia.

What was your favourite food when you were a kid?
Martabak - a roti-like stuffed and fried flatbread. Yum!

Apa makanan favoritmu ketika kamu masih kecil?
Martabak - roti dan roti goreng yang seperti roti. Yum!

 

Diana

Diana was born in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. She currently lives in Denpasar, Bali, with her family. She has been working with WE-AR for 6 months as an Accountant. Diana enjoys watching Korean drama on Sunday’s with her sister, and her favourite colour is purple.

Diana lahir di Padang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia. Dia saat ini tinggal di Denpasar, Bali, bersama keluarganya. Dia telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama 6 bulan sebagai akuntan. Diana suka menonton drama Korea pada hari Minggu dengan saudara perempuannya, dan warna favoritnya adalah ungu.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Loyalty, honesty and happiness.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Loyalitas, kejujuran, dan kebahagiaan.

What is your most treasured memory?
Playing with my brother, sister, mum and dad when I was little. Because, when you are a child, you associate everything with pleasure and happiness.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Bermain dengan saudara laki-laki saya, saudara perempuan, ibu dan ayah ketika saya masih kecil. Karena, ketika Anda masih kecil, Anda mengasosiasikan semuanya dengan kesenangan dan kebahagiaan.

If you had a super power, even just for one day, what would it be?
I would love to make my parents young again. And build a palace.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Saya ingin sekali membuat orang tua saya kembali muda. Dan membangun istana.

What was your favourite food when you were a kid?
Candy and chocolate.

Apa makanan favoritmu ketika kamu masih kecil?
Permen dan cokelat.

Engel

Engel was born on Flores Island, one of a group of islands in the eastern half of Indonesia. He currently lives in North Kuta with his wife, daughter and extended family. Engel has been working with WE-AR for nine years as a Pattern Maker. Engel enjoys reading in his spare time and loves animals. He has three dogs, three cats and one chicken - wow!

Engel lahir di Pulau Flores, salah satu dari sekelompok pulau di bagian timur Indonesia. Dia saat ini tinggal di Kuta Utara dengan istri, anak perempuan dan keluarga besar. Engel telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama sembilan tahun sebagai pembuat pola. Engel senang membaca di waktu luangnya dan mencintai binatang. Dia memiliki tiga anjing, tiga kucing dan satu ayam - wow!

What do you value most in a friendship?
Trust, difference and uniqueness.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Kepercayaan, perbedaan, dan keunikan.

What is your most treasured memory?
Spending time with my mum before she passed away.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Menghabiskan waktu dengan ibuku sebelum dia meninggal.

If you had a super power, even just for one day, what would it be?
To help everyone understand the power of love.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk membantu semua orang memahami kekuatan cinta.

What was your favourite food when you were a kid?
Bananas.

Apa makanan favoritmu ketika kamu masih kecil?
Pisang.

Wayan Maryoni

Wayan was born in Mojan, Bali. She currently lives in Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, with her family. She has been working with WE-AR for five years in the Quality Control Team. Wayan enjoys cooking and watching TV.

Wayan lahir di Mojan, Bali. Dia saat ini tinggal di Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, bersama keluarganya. Dia telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama lima tahun di tim kontrol kualitas. Wayan menikmati memasak dan menonton TV.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Honesty and trust.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Kejujuran dan kepercayaan.

What is your most treasured memory?
Time spent with my family.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Waktu yang dihabiskan bersama keluarga saya.

If you had a super power, even just for one day, what would it be?
To have children.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk memiliki anak.

What was your favourite food when you were a kid?
Rambutan - Indonesian fruit.

Apa makanan favoritmu ketika kamu masih kecil?
Rambutan - buah Indonesia. 

Kadek Budiarsini

Kadek was born in Singaraja, Bali. She currently lives in Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, with her husband, three daughters and extended family. Kadek has been working with WE-AR for 6 years in the Quality Control Team. Kadek enjoys drinking coffee and eating snacks.

Kadek lahir di Singaraja, Bali. Dia saat ini tinggal di Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, dengan suaminya, tiga anak perempuan dan keluarga besar. Kadek telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama 6 tahun di tim kontrol kualitas. Kadek menikmati minum kopi dan makan makanan ringan.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Being good to one another.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Menjadi baik satu sama lain.

What is your most treasured memory?
Meal time with my family.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Waktu makan bersama keluarga saya.

If you had a super power, even just for one day, what would it be?
To help my children succeed with their education.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk membantu anak-anak saya berhasil dengan pendidikan mereka.

What was your favourite food when you were a kid?
Biscuits and crackers.

Apa makanan favoritmu ketika kamu masih kecil?
Biskuit dan biskuit.

Ketut Nadiwati

Ketut was born in Badung, Bali. She currently lives in Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, with her husband, three children, one boy and two girls, and her extended family. She has been working with WE-AR for six years in the Quality Control Team. In her spare time, Ketut enjoys cooking.

Ketut lahir di Badung, Bali. Dia saat ini tinggal di Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, dengan suaminya, tiga anak, satu laki-laki dan dua perempuan, dan keluarga besarnya. Dia telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama enam tahun di tim kontrol kualitas. Di waktu luangnya, Ketut suka memasak.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Honesty.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Kejujuran.

What is your most treasured memory?
Family gatherings.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Pertemuan keluarga.

If you had a super power, even just for one day, what would it be?
To have my own business.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk memiliki bisnis saya sendiri.

What was your favourite food when you were a kid?
Cake.

Apa makanan favoritmu ketika kamu masih kecil?
Kue.

 

Wayan Kumudawati

Wayan was born in Singaraja, Bali. She lives with her husband, daughter and extended family. Wayan has been working with WE-AR for one year in the Quality Control Team. In her spare time she enjoys cleaning the house and watching TV.

Wayan lahir di Singaraja, Bali. Dia tinggal bersama suaminya, anak perempuan dan keluarga besar. Wayan telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama satu tahun di tim kontrol kualitas. Di waktu luangnya dia suka membersihkan rumah dan menonton TV.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Helpfulness.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Membantu.

What is your most treasured memory?
Time spent with my family.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Waktu yang dihabiskan bersama keluarga saya.

If you had a super power, even just for one day, what would it be?
To go to the moon.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk pergi ke bulan.

What was your favourite food when you were a kid?
Bread.

Apa makanan favoritmu ketika kamu masih kecil?
Roti.

Kholil

Kholil was born in Dukun Beranak, Bali. He currently lives in Tabanan, Bali, with his wife, son and extended family. Kholil has been working with WE-AR for seven years as a Tailor. In his spare time he enjoys family gatherings.

Kholil lahir di Dukun Beranak, Bali. Dia saat ini tinggal di Tabanan, Bali, bersama istri, putra dan keluarga besarnya. Kholil telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama tujuh tahun sebagai penjahit. Di waktu luangnya dia menikmati pertemuan keluarga.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Mutual kindness, attention and affection.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Kebaikan, perhatian, dan kasih sayang.

What is your most treasured memory?
Marrying my wife.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Menikahi istriku.

If you had a superpower, even just for one day, what would it be?
To fly.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Terbang.

What was your favourite food when you were growing up?
Sweet potato.

Apa makanan favoritmu saat kamu tumbuh dewasa?
Ubi.

Ketut Someyasa / Indra

Ketut was born in Singaraja, Bali. He currently lives in Denpasar with his wife and two children, one boy and one girl. He has been working with WE-AR for nine years as a Tailor. In his spare time, Ketut enjoys sleeping and taking care of his children.

Ketut lahir di Singaraja, Bali. Dia saat ini tinggal di Denpasar bersama istri dan dua anaknya, satu laki-laki dan satu perempuan. Dia telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama sembilan tahun sebagai penjahit. Di waktu luangnya, Ketut menikmati tidur dan merawat anak-anaknya.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Loyalty.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Loyalitas.

What is your most treasured memory?
When I am by the sea.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Ketika saya berada di laut.

If you had a superpower, even just for one day, what would it be?
To fly.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Terbang.

What was your favourite food when you were growing up?
Crackers.

Apa makanan favoritmu saat kamu tumbuh dewasa?
Kerupuk.

 

Maya

Maya was born in Denpasar, Bali, which is where she still resides. She lives with her family, husband and three daughters. She has been working with WE-AR for one year as the production manager. In her spare time, and when the weather is good, Maya enjoys driving to her village in Singaraja to spend time with her extended family. She also enjoys swimming and playing in the river there with her daughters.

Maya lahir di Denpasar, Bali, di mana dia masih tinggal. Dia tinggal bersama keluarga, suami, dan tiga putrinya. Dia telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama satu tahun sebagai manajer produksi. Di waktu luangnya, dan ketika cuaca bagus, Maya suka berkendara ke desanya di Singaraja untuk menghabiskan waktu bersama keluarga besarnya. Dia juga menikmati berenang dan bermain di sungai di sana dengan anak perempuannya.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Respect and honesty.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Hormati dan kejujuran.

What is your most treasured memory?
My wedding ceremony.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Upacara pernikahan saya.

If you had a superpower, even just for one day, what would it be?
To be a time machine - so I don’t need a bike or car or plane to go everywhere.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk menjadi mesin waktu - jadi saya tidak perlu sepeda atau mobil atau pesawat untuk kemana-mana.

What was your favourite food when you were growing up?
Sausage with tomato sauce.

Apa makanan favoritmu saat kamu tumbuh dewasa?
Sosis dengan saus tomat.

 

Winnie

Winnie was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. She currently lives in Denpasar, Bali with her husband and son, and is pregnant with her second child - of which she is still guessing the sex. She has been working with WE-AR for almost two years as the Garment Technologist. In her spare time she loves going to the beach, or any new place that is suitable for family activities or relaxing. She also loves to eat and travel.

Winnie lahir di Jakarta, Indonesia. Dia saat ini tinggal di Denpasar, Bali bersama suami dan putranya, dan hamil dengan anak keduanya - dimana dia masih menebak jenis kelaminnya. Dia telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama hampir dua tahun sebagai teknolog garmen. Di waktu luangnya dia suka pergi ke pantai, atau tempat baru yang cocok untuk kegiatan keluarga atau bersantai. Dia juga suka makan dan bepergian.

What do you value most in a friendship?
To be kind and caring.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Menjadi baik dan peduli.

What is your most treasured memory?
Childhood happiness with parents and siblings and the moment when my first son was born.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Kebahagiaan masa kecil dengan orang tua dan saudara kandung dan saat ketika putra pertama saya lahir.

If you had a superpower, even just for one day, what would it be?
To make a fairy edible candy land that every kid has ever dreamed of. And then I will go there with my son and his friends and everybody will for sure be very happy - cute!

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk membuat negeri permen yang bisa dimakan yang setiap anak pernah impikan. Dan kemudian saya akan pergi ke sana dengan putra saya dan teman-temannya dan semua orang pasti akan sangat senang - lucu!

What was your favourite food when you were growing up?
Donuts and sweets.

Apa makanan favoritmu saat kamu tumbuh dewasa?
Donat dan permen.

 

Faruq

Faruq was born in Banyuwangi, Indonesia. He currently lives in Denpasar with his wife, two children, one boy and one girl, and extended family. He has been working with WE-AR for four years as ‘the man’ - our go-to repairer, constructor and transport man. In his spare time Faruq enjoys relaxing on the beach and indulging in soio ayam, the famous Indonesian chicken soup.

Faruq lahir di Banyuwangi, Indonesia. Dia saat ini tinggal di Denpasar bersama istrinya, dua anak, satu laki-laki dan satu perempuan, dan keluarga besar. Dia telah bekerja dengan WE-AR selama empat tahun sebagai ‘orang itu’ - tukang reparasi, konstruktor, dan pekerja transportasi kami. Di waktu luangnya, Faruq menikmati bersantai di pantai dan menikmati soio ayam, sup ayam Indonesia yang terkenal.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Mutual respect for eachother.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Saling menghormati satu sama lain.

What is your most treasured memory?
Marrying my wife.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Menikahi istriku.

If you had a superpower, even just for one day, what would it be?
To fly.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Terbang.

What was your favourite food when you were growing up?
Banana porridge.

Apa makanan favoritmu saat kamu tumbuh dewasa?
Bubur pisang.

 

Diena

Diena was born in Denpasar, which is where she currently resides. She lives with her husband, daughter and extended family. Diena has been working for WE-AR for one year as the Stock Control Manager. She enjoys reading, cleaning the house, and working in a team environment.

Diena lahir di Denpasar, tempat tinggalnya saat ini. Dia tinggal bersama suaminya, anak perempuan dan keluarga besar. Diena telah bekerja untuk WE-AR selama satu tahun sebagai manajer kontrol stok. Dia suka membaca, membersihkan rumah, dan bekerja di lingkungan tim.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Loyalty and honesty.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Loyalitas dan kejujuran.

What is your most treasured memory?
My childhood friends and my whole family.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Teman masa kecilku dan seluruh keluargaku.

If you had a superpower, even just for one day, what would it be?
I would have a super healing power to help people suffering from serious illnesses such as cancer and AIDS.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Saya akan memiliki kekuatan penyembuhan super untuk membantu orang yang menderita penyakit serius seperti kanker dan AIDS.

What was your favourite food when you were growing up?
Fruit.

Apa makanan favoritmu saat kamu tumbuh dewasa?
Buah.

Putu Astawa

Putu was born in Singaraja, Bali. He currently lives in Denpasar, Bali. He has been working for WE-AR for five years, in our production team. Putu enjoys holidaying in his spare time.

Putu lahir di Singaraja, Bali. Dia saat ini tinggal di Denpasar, Bali. Dia telah bekerja selama WEAR selama lima tahun, di tim produksi kami. Putu menikmati berlibur di waktu luangnya.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Respect for eachother.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Hormati satu sama lain.

What is your most treasured memory?
Participating in a competition representing my school and winning.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Berpartisipasi dalam kompetisi mewakili sekolah saya dan menang.

If you had a superpower, even just for one day, what would it be?
To do the best for my parents.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk melakukan yang terbaik untuk orang tuaku.

What was your favourite food when you were growing up?
Porridge and green beans.

Apa makanan favoritmu saat kamu tumbuh dewasa?
Bubur dan kacang hijau.

What are some styles you produce for WE-AR?
I sew 20s Skinnies, Summer Tonton, Baby Bat, and Cush Hoodie.

Apa saja gaya yang Anda hasilkan untuk WE-AR?
Saya menjahit 20-an Skinnies, Summer Tonton, Baby Bat, dan Cush Hoodie.

 

Ketut Budiasih

Ketut was born in Singaraja, Bali. She now lives in Denpasar, Bali with her husband and two children, one girl and one boy, and her extended family. She has been working with WE-AR for eleven years, in our production team. Ketut enjoys going to the beach in her spare time.

Ketut lahir di Singaraja, Bali. Dia sekarang tinggal di Denpasar, Bali bersama suami dan dua anaknya, satu perempuan dan satu laki-laki, dan keluarga besarnya. Dia telah bekerja dengan WEAR selama sebelas tahun, di tim produksi kami. Ketut senang pergi ke pantai di waktu luangnya.

What do you value most in a friendship?
Loyalty.

Apa yang paling Anda hargai dalam pertemanan?
Loyalitas.

What is your most treasured memory?
Giving birth to my children.

Apa memori Anda yang paling berharga?
Melahirkan anak-anakku.

If you had a superpower, even just for one day, what would it be?
To travel anywhere in the world.

Jika Anda memiliki kekuatan super, bahkan hanya untuk satu hari, apakah itu?
Untuk bepergian ke mana pun di dunia.

What was your favourite food when you were growing up?
Nasi Goreng - fried rice.

Apa makanan favoritmu saat kamu tumbuh dewasa?
Nasi Goreng - nasi goreng.

What are some styles you produce for WE-AR?
I sew New Romantic Leggings, Socksies, Yogi Tights, Up Dog Bamboo Cup Bra and Down Dog Bamboo Knickers.

Apa saja gaya yang Anda hasilkan untuk WE-AR?
Saya menjahit New Romantic Leggings, Socksies, Yogi Tights, Up Dog Bamboo Cup Bra dan Down Dog Bamboo Knickers.

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