The Guyub Smock Dresses have all been ethically produced in Bali, Indonesia.
We have handpicked the fabric for each individual dress in the town of Sideman from local craftswomen and family enterprises that weave this Endek on their handlooms either at home or in the local workshops. Endek is a Balinese weft Ikat cloth that is part of the islands cultural heritage and holds great historical traditions from skills that are passed down through generations. This form of weaving requires the highest level of skill to ensure precise patterns are woven and is considered to be the premiere form of Ikat.
After the Endek cloths were chosen, the fabric was then pieced together and hand sewn by our small production team in Canggu.
Each Guyub smock dress is totally unique and only one of each specific Ikat pattern and colourway dress will ever be made, ensuring you will be purchasing a completely one of a kind Artisanal dress.
The dresses come in two sizes and are designed slightly oversized ensuring a comfortable fit for a range of sizes. Please look at our other colourways if the size you are looking for isn’t available in a particular colour – see our sizing guide below.
Due to the nature of the weave and construction, there may be slight inconsistencies in the pattern. These are not flaws. On the contrary, each piece of woven Ikat is totally unique and special in its own right.
The dress comes with a detachable belt for when you require a more waist-defining look. Bonus – there are also hidden side pockets!
Hand wash with similar colours. There may be some colour run on first wash.
S/M – UK 6/8/10
M/L – UK 12/14/16
It’s hard to define guyub with a single equivalent word, but it can be understood as a collective decision to join one another “in togetherness.” The Indonesian concept drives families and friends to come together in harmony and teaches individuals to put the self in an existential context. It transcends an understanding about who you are internally, as well as where you are in connection with the people around you.