The name of the new collection refers to a traditional ritual of cleansing oneself with water which is performed before Ramadhan. As such, the collection showcases batik motifs and colour schemes symbolising water, rivers and the sky; including matirta, mega mendung and fish motifs.
The Padusan collection offers a range of pieces which are wearable throughout the day and into the evening, both for casual or formal events and will be available at bateeq’s 85 retail outlets across Indonesia. The collection also exemplifies bateeq’s strides into shifting towards a more sustainable method of creating fashion. For example, the increased use of Bemberg (produced by Asahi Kasei Corporation from Japan) and Tencel (produced by Austrian textile company Lenzing A.Z); two semi-synthetic fibres widely known as being bio-degradable and environmentally friendly alternatives to cotton. Bemberg, which provides a softer and smoother finish against the skin, is a type of rayon produced from regenerated cotton through an ecological cycle and process. Known for its wrinkle resistant characteristics, Tencel uses wood pulp cellulose, produced in a “closed loop” that retains and recycles more than 98% of the non-toxic chemicals used.