June 15, 2020

Manufacturing Stories: Meet Gede

We think it is important to feature exactly who made the clothes you wear, so we all remember that everything we touch has a story and a beginning.  Here, we will feature a few of our slow fashion artisans in Bali in our ongoing series. First up, meet Gede!

 

Question: What is your occupation?
I own a small garment workshop, here in Bali. I specialize in pattern making, cutting, and sewing. 

Question: How long have you been working in the industry?
Since 2005


Question: What do you enjoy about your job?
I like that it's challenging; it requires a lot of concentration and you must be precise. With my job, there are opportunities to grow. I like that I am able to offer work to my community.

Question: What do you do for fun when you’re not working?
 I like to keep up with the news and keep up with what’s going on with the world.

    Question: Where did you learn your skill set ?
    I had a mentor to teach me patternmaking and my other skills. It was nice to have other pattern makers to help teach me. In the very beginning I was not very good, my patterns needed work. I practiced a lot to get better and became a great patternmaker. 

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    Learn more about our approach to manufacturing here at Paneros and be on the lookout for more features so you can meet more of who made your clothes! Next up, meet Sara.