KAPAS - Tumpang Sari Kebaya Vest
A modern spin on the historical Kebaya, the Tumpang Sari Kebaya Vest is made to be your new heritage. This sustainable heirloom is crafted by hand and naturally dyed by women in villages, not factories, for a fairer future.
WHY SHE'S SPECIAL
- Versatile. Thoughtfully designed with invisible eyes and hooks, you can wear her open as a vest or closed as a top. Its natural white color makes for easy mix and match.
- Luxuriously handcrafted. Adornment comes in the subtlest form of tone-on-tone embroidery of flower arrangement of our Tumpang Sari plants.
- Beyond sustainability. Made using our regenerative cotton and handwoven without electricity, it is the greenest vest you could find.
Lina wears Size II. She is 170cm, EU Size M.
Tanah wears Size II. She is 168cm, EU Size M.
KAPAS means cotton in Indonesian. Each piece in this farm-to-closet collection is grown regeneratively to heal Mother Earth. Restoring the soil's natural ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere through our Ibus' ancestral Tumpang Sari wisdom. Taking 180 days to grow, spin, weave and stitch.
MATERIAL | Regenerative cotton grown by indigenous women farmers
CRAFT | Manual Handloom, embroidery
STITCHED IN | Tegal Kertha Village, Bali
THREADS | Recycled Polyester
PACKAGING | Zero-waste Pouch
I loved the feel and texture of my Canang dew kebaya. I put it on for my cousins wedding today and never felt super wonderful since the fabric feels totally divine. Thank you for it!!!!
I am a returning customer and I love the delicacy of the craftsmanship. This piece In particularly
I absolutely love this coat! I visit Indonesian often for work so I'm aware of the kebaya. But this piece feels like a modern take of it which makes it so easy to wear everyday. I wear it as an outer for everything. Especially adore the color, it's like a warm brown meets grey and looks slightly different depending on the light. A reminder of the effort the women put into making it using natural dyes. Thank you for an amazing experience, will be back for more soon!
This is my second Sukkhacitta piece. I originally bought this in size S-M but the more fitted size gives a more formal look than what I preferred so I exchanged it for the M-L size (shoutout to Dea for the wonderful assistance and speedy service 👍🏻).
The M-L is a tad big on me esp in the sleeve and waist area (in 165cm/50kg) but it gives the perfect versatility I was looking for: casual look when paired with culottes and flats/sandals, but can also be easily dressed up with the right pairing of skirt and heels. The color I got is Malam, and the little patterns actually make the top more interesting because it’s not just plain black. I see myself wearing this a lot, which, coupled with the opportunity to support a great cause, makes the higher price tag worth it for me. Beautiful, beautiful kebaya and great job from the Ibus!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we really appreciate it! We're so happy that this is your second SukkhaCitta piece Devina and hope that they can become favourites in your wardrobe.
It is also great to hear that Dea was able to assist you in finding a look that you preferred, we are always so happy to help you find the most perfect piece for you and we are really happy that the size M-L was perfect for you! We're also so grateful that you find this top versatile and Ana will be so glad to hear this as we try to make sure that all our pieces are as versatile as possible, that it's easy to pair with different things and wear for various occasions.
We'll also make sure to give your thanks to the Ibus. They'll be very happy to know that you find their work beautiful and they would really appreciate the fact that you love MALAM. So thank you Devina for putting a smile on their faces!
We use only traceable natural materials and plant dyes. Grown regeneratively and processed without any chemicals.
12 Families Impacted
Proceeds fund our craft schools, providing access to education for women to rise from poverty while sustaining heritage crafts.
1 Tree in Your Name
Proceeds fund our reforestation programs, turning degraded soil into abundant forests for communities most in need.
KAPAS - Tumpang Sari Kebaya Vest