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Cecile Schimmel

Co-founder / CEO

Cecile was born and raised in the Netherlands, and has lived in Bali since 2013. With her educational background in Cultural/Visual Anthropology and experience in sourcing for her own brand First of June, among many other brands, she understands the challenges for both (international) clients and artisans in each collaboration. "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.



Pria Angga Saputra (Angga)


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 dyeing with natural dyes).


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Desak Made Handewi Dyah Savitri (Handewi)

Finance and Administration 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 Finance and Administration Coordinator we could ever wish for.

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Sri Sugiantari (Sri)

Project Coordinator

Sri is an experienced project coordinator. Before joining the team at The Bali Curator she worked on furniture projects for the interiors of many hotels in Bali and beyond. At The Bali Curator she is the contact person for our clients who work on non-fashion projects, such as home decor, jewelry, accessories and leather goods. Her professionalism and experience, combined with a healthy dose of humor, make her a great project coordinator and both our clients and our team love to work with Sri.

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Sekaring Tyas (Sekar)

Project Coordinator

Sekar is our Project Coordinator for fashion development and production projects in our Bali Sewing Studio. Sekar is a disciplined, hard-worker with a passion for fashion and style. She has been a professional stylist for years in Jakarta and has styled many Indonesian artists for their shows and tv performances. In 2022 she took the leap and moved to Bali, looking for a more balanced lifestyle and job with a purpose, and that is when she joined our team. Sekar helps our clients with the development of new collections and leads our team when they work on sample development and production. 

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Ida Ayu Triyana Saraswati (Dayu)

Production Assistant

Dayu was born and raised in Bali. She studied interior design and has over 13 years of experience in product development and production in Bali. Dayu is highly passionate about artisanal products, and in her free time she will often join workshops or classes to learn more about different kind of crafts. She is also very aware of the importance of finding sustainable solutions in production, and often motivates and inspires our team with information about more eco-friendly solutions. At The Bali Curator she works with our artisan partners on product development and productions for our clients, as well as quality control. She is very critical and only the best of quality will pass her checking. 

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I Wayan Gede Sudiartha (Gede)

Sourcing Assistant & Photographer

Gede grew up in a family of artisans and has a broad network of artisans and makers in Bali, because of his many experiences in production management, mainly for his own brand, Artifact, and also his experience in sourcing for our client's projects in Bali. At The Bali Curator he helps with sourcing new artisans and products for our client's projects, coordinates the schedules for our sourcing tours and also takes pictures, so our clients can tell the stories behind their products to their customers through a photo story. 

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Siti Sundari (Ndari)

Pattern Maker (Bali Sewing Studio)

Ndari has over 10 years of experience as a pattern maker. She has developed many styles for both local and international brands. At The Bali Curator she advices our team about the technical part of developing new fashion styles, makes patterns, cuts fabrics, calculates fabric consumption for production and also briefs our Quality Control team. Ndari is a hard worker and a go-getter and her professional attitude, together with her experience and skills as a pattern maker, make her a very valuable asset for our team. 

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Ni Luh Sukarni (Bu Luh)

Sample Seamstress (Bali Sewing Studio)

'The mother of our team'. Ibu Luh has many years of experience sewing garments for a wellknown fashion brand that produces their garments in Bali. Her experience in the industry, combined with great motivation to give the best results for our clients, and her caring personality, make Ibu Luh a very loved team member and extremely valuable in the sample development process for our clients.


Loudry Wijanarko

Office Assistant + Packing

Loudry was born and raised in Yogyakarta in Java. As all-round office assistant he is unmissable at the The Bali Curator office. Delivering goods and materials to our artisan partners for production, taking care of our client's goods that are stored in our office, ordering daily lunch for our team and packing goods for shipment. We are forever grateful for his commitment to take care of our office as if it was his own home.


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Quality Control

Meet Tya, Yunik, Yunika and Tata alias our Quality Control team. From complicated crochet styles to wooden table ware and custom statues, they check our client's products before they are shipped and make sure the measurements are as per the confirmed prototype, there are no defects in the trims, no stains and all goods come with the correct label and are finished neatly. As you can imagine, the work done by this team is extremely important in all our projects.

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I Ketut Merta Yasa (Ketut)


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 ( or WhatsApp +62 821 444 54 501.

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