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 | Bali, Indonesia
THREADS | Recycled Polyester
PACKAGING | Zero-Waste Pouch
Kapas Kebaya instantly becomes a favorite that I can dress up (as a kebaya) and down (as an outer). Its soft product is airy enough for tropical weather and sits perfectly on your body.
The piece I received was made by Ibu S. Aminah. Coincidentally, it is the same name as my great grandma!
This will become an heirloom in my family.
Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy to hear how meaningful this piece has become for you. And how lovely to hear that you have a very special connection with Ibu S. Aminah, albeit a coincidental one!
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 love how this kebaya can be dressed down but also up depending on how I pair it! If I want to wear this kebaya for something more laidback, I'd pair it with a pair of shorts and it still works! But if I want to wear it for a more ceremonial or formal event, this kebaya still does wonders too! I especially love just how soft and airy the fabric feels on my skin, which feels like second skin. This piece is so precious, I'd wear it with extra care. Considering it's handmade by Ibus, I treat this piece the way I would treat an artwork – with extra care, fondness and appreciation.
I am a returning customer and I love the delicacy of the craftsmanship. This piece In particularly
Hi Hoi Lee Suen,
Your continued support means the world to us, so thank you for purchasing this piece! So lovely to hear your input about the delicacy of this piece's craftsmanship, as it takes about a year for it to be produced! Thank you for appreciating the slow process <3
We use only traceable natural materials and plant dyes. Grown regeneratively and processed without any chemicals.
12 Families Impacted
Our radical traceability means you know exactly who made your clothes. Providing living wages while sustaining heritage cultures.
1% for Biodiversity
Proceeds fund our reforestation programs, turning degraded soil into abundant forests for communities most in need.