The Bali Curator was founded in January 2018 by Pria Angga Saputra and Cecile Schimmel as Ethical Sourcing Bali. In May 2019 Ethical Sourcing Bali became The Bali Curator.
With a lot of experience in sourcing in Bali and Java for both their own accessories label ‘First of June’, as well as for other brands, Angga and Cecile noticed a communication gap between Indonesian artisans and foreign entrepreneurs.
Often the artisans would be extremely skillful and great at their job of creating products, but they would not have learned any time management skills, marketing or to speak English.
On the other hand, foreign entrepreneurs and designers would often have amazing ideas and impressive designs, but they hadn’t been in Indonesia long enough to understand how to communicate their wishes to the artisans in a way that is culturally appropriate and effective. Or they would not even know where to start looking for the person with the right skills to help them produce their collection.
And that is why we started The Bali Curator. We aim to be the bridge that helps designers and entrepreneurs connect to the right artisans and manufacturers. With our small team we are here to help you find artisans and assist you throughout the production process.
Transparency is a keyword in our approach. We do not add to the prices of the products we source for you, nor do we accept commissions in any form from any of the manufacturers or artisans our clients work with. We do charge for our services separately.
We choose to work this way because we think it is important for us to protect our independent status as an agent. That way we will be able to objectively advise you which manufacturer we think suits best to your needs.
Secondly, we also think it is important for you as an entrepreneur or designer to know who you are working with and to be able to tell your customers the story of your supply chain. This is why we will always be completely open about everybody who is working on your project and all the costs involved. If you plan to visit Bali, we will be happy to invite you on a manufacturer visit. And we also do offer the service of creating a photo story of your production process.
Please have a read through our FAQ page if you have any further questions about The Bali Curator. Or feel free to send an email to email@example.com or fill in the contact form on this website to request more information.