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Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby K Rock » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:34 pm

Hi,

I have notice that alot of the playa wear i bought in SF is MADE IN BALI and I have been told that alot of people from California take a holiday to Bali to get there playa wear made. Has any one done this or know of someone who has and can point me in the right direction of the best people to see over there for both dress making and also leather work? I have booked a holiday there to do just this but there are so many choices and I am sure not all are good.

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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:40 pm

The economics of the situation may well be that even a not particularly good deal on the ground in Bali is still an incredibly good deal by our standards. (Although if you count the plane fare, maybe all deals stink.) So, ability to communicate, followed by customer service are likely to be the deciding factors.
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:53 pm

That was deep, Fishy.
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby tamarakay » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:11 pm

Well we thought about going to Bali, but then decided that garage sales and teaching ourselves how to sew was so much more exotic. :wink:
Post some pictures of what you end up with! I bet its way fun stuff.
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby AntiM » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:03 am

Way back when, Larry had tons of custom clothing and boots made in Thailand. Basically he poked around until he found places where he clicked with the people and their work. That may be a good way to get started, walk and chat the district until you find "your guy".
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:31 am

Most anyplace in teh Third World (except California) you can find tailors willing to work with you. Good luck and enjoy your journey.
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby trilobyte » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:28 pm

A lot? I don't think so. I know a few people who travel to Bali (and other points in the region) for fashion purposes, but they work in fashion design as their day job. A couple make trips there to sort out contract manufacturing relationships, while some travel through the region to source fabrics or for inspiration. Given the time and expense it takes to get there, it seems like it would be an incredibly expensive and inefficient way just to do some personal shopping for the playa. If you've already booked a trip - have fun! I'm told it's a great place with lots to do and see (outside the shopping).
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby jkisha » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:25 pm

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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:23 pm

Y'all do realize that you're responding to a single post shil, right?
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:39 am

:lol:

Let's wait to hear back from the OP. :roll:
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby Savannah » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:51 pm

This vaguely reminds me of Henry Rollins' story of touring Thailand, walking down an ordinary city street, & entering a shop with a bandmate because "Haha, we're so hardcore, let's look at silk, ha!" . . . and being wooed by charming Thai tail into having several custom silk suits and shirts made. :lol:
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby jkisha » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:29 pm

junglesmacks wrote:Y'all do realize that you're responding to a single post shil, right?

And since when has that ever bothered anyone or prevented them from posting on a thread? Hell, we don't even care if what we post is even related to what the original post was about in many cases! :shock:
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby Sham » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:40 pm

jkisha wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:Y'all do realize that you're responding to a single post shil, right?

And since when has that ever bothered anyone or prevented them from posting on a thread? Hell, we don't even care if what we post is even related to what the original post was about in many cases! :shock:

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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:29 pm

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jkisha wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:Y'all do realize that you're responding to a single post shil, right?

And since when has that ever bothered anyone or prevented them from posting on a thread? Hell, we don't even care if what we post is even related to what the original post was about in many cases! :shock:

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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby AntiM » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:20 am

Oh yes, keeping an eye out for the commercial sig-line to pop up. Wouldn't be the first time.
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:25 am

AntiM wrote:Oh yes, keeping an eye out for the commercial sig-line to pop up. Wouldn't be the first time.


I'd say more that it was someone with too much time on their hands in the "made in bali" exporters association or something..
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Re: Bali Indonesia- Where to get clothes made?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:38 pm

A first post on a subject completely unrelated to Burning Man is one thing. An ONLY post on this is another, especially after this much discussion and helpful commentary.

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