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Cecile Schimmel

Co-founder / CEO

Cecile was born and raised in the Netherlands, and fell love with the Indonesian cultures and craftmanship in 2009. She has lived in Bali since 2013. With her fluent Indonesian language skills, educational background in Cultural/Visual Anthropology and experience in sourcing for her own brand First of June, among many other brands, she knows exactly how to tackle and avoid miscommunications between local artisans and foreign entrepreneurs. "Ethical Production is only common sense. We need to focus on creating mutual understanding and making processes transparent to ensure 'win-win collaborations' between buyers and their production partners.". Next to her work at The Bali Curator, Cecile also has big interest in photography and documentary film making.

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Pria Angga Saputra (Angga)

Co-founder / Commissioner

Angga was born and raised in Bali. With roots in the Javanese city Yogyakarta and years of experience in sourcing for his own brand First of June and many other brands, Angga knows where to go and who to talk to when it comes to sourcing and production management. He has a big interest in Indonesian craftmanship and is passionate about creating a fair working environment for all artisans. Next to his work at The Bali Curator, he has also founded Tribhumi (screenprinting with natural inks) and he is bassist of the Indonesian band M.A.E.

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Lufranda Regina Mimang (Lulu)

Account Manager

Lulu studied Fashion Management for four years in Toronto, Canada and after that worked at several fashion boutiques that focus on sustainable fashion. Last year, she returned to Indonesia, as she would like to use the skills and knowledge she gained abroad, to help artisans in her homeland. She is especially passionate about textiles and crafts from the island Flores, as this is where her roots are. 

 

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Cayla Callista Gabriel 

Project Manager / Fashion Designer

Cayla is Project Manager and also our in-house designer. She graduated from ESMOD Jakarta, fashion design and business school in 2016. She majored in Fashion Design with a specialization in lingerie. She has worked two years as designer for an international swimwear brand, and also has done many design projects for dresses and other styles. Cayla did her last year of high school in the USA (and graduated cum laude), and is therefore very well trained in communicating in English. 

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Jean Suha Theresia Br. Aritonang (Jean)

Project Manager

Jean was born and raised in East Java. Her background in Accounting combined with her passion for fashion design and Indonesian craftmanship makes her an ideal Project Manager. She works very structured and will make sure no details will be missed or get lost in translation when she manages your sampling and production processes. She always walks the extra mile to make sure the work she delivers to our clients is above expectation.

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Desak Made Handewi Dyah Savitri (Handewi)

Finance and Administration Officer + Event Coordinator

Handewi lives in Ubud, Bali. She has witnessed how many crafters in her neighbourhood have made career swaps from crafting to the tourism industry and is therefore very passionate about The Bali Curator's vision and mission to keep traditional craftmanship alive and promote fair working conditions for artisans. She is the best admin we could ever wish for.

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I Komang Edy Erawan (Edy)

Sourcing Assistant + Graphic Designer

Edy was born and raised in Bali. He majored in Photography from the Institute of Arts in Denpasar. Now he travels around Bali to meet new artisans, follow-up on our client's productions and take pictures of the processes. Other than that, he uses his graphic design skills to design our catalogues. His hands-on mentality and great social skills make him very valuable in our team.

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Jasmine Bunga Mahardhika (Dhika)

Sourcing Assistant + Assistant Fashion Designer

Dhika is a fresh graduate from Bandung Institute of Technology, where she majored in Textile Craft. She has a great interest in sustainable fashion and loves to explore ways to minimalize waste or re-use 'waste'. She also knows a lot about natural dyes and eco-printing. As a Sourcing Assistant at The Bali Curator she helps to manage and control the quality of our client's fashion projects on the ground.

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Loudry Wijanarko

Office Assistant + Quality Control

Loudry was born and raised in Yogyakarta in Java. As all-round office assistant he is unmissable at the The Bali Curator office. Coming in before anybody else, and closing the door when everybody else has already left. We are forever grateful for his commitment to take care of our office as if it was his own home.

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I Ketut Merta Yasa (Ketut)

Driver

Ketut has many years of experience as a driver in Bali and knows all the short cuts to avoid the traffic jams. With his great driving skills he makes sure that everybody in the car feels comfortable while cruising through the hectic Bali traffic. He has worked as a freelance driver with The Bali Curator from the start and we and our clients love him for his optimism and forever good mood. 

Ketut is available for all your transportation needs in Bali. You can contact him through Instagram (www.instagram.com/baliketours) or WhatsApp +62 821 444 54 501.