Danliris took part in the Texworld Evolution exhibition which was held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from the 5th to the 7th February 2024.Danliris took part in the Texworld Evolution exhibition which was held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from the 5th to the 7th February 2024. The biannual event brings together a thousand exhibitors from the fashion industry showcasing the latest advances in global textile innovation as well as the opportunity for business networking with leading apparel buyers from across the international fashion industry.
Danliris’ booth was located at Hall 7.2 and displayed a carefully curated range of the company’s high quality yarns, fabrics and garments. Visitors to the booth had the opportunity to speak with members of Danliris’ team at the event and to answer any queries in relation to potential collaboration opportunities. Samples of some of the most popular products were also available to visitors to take with them for further discussion and consultation.
Texworld Evolution is attended by key players from the global textile and garment industry, serving as a major industry event and attracting exhibitors from the major manufacturers across China, Turkey, India, South Korea, South Africa and Indonesia. The event receives over 14,000 visitors from countries across Europe such as France, UK, Spain and Germany as well as further afield including USA and Brazil.
Danliris’ team look forward to further cooperation with the various contacts and visitors that were made during the event who were keen to work with the company given its proven track record in quality control as well as its dedication to environmental sustainability.
CSR has always been a fundamental pillar of Dan Liris through the idea that the company thrives through benefitting its shareholders and employees, as well as the surrounding community. Each CSR programme undertaken by the company is carefully considered for its long term sustainability and impact with each year bringing about distinct and unique opportunities to make a difference to people’s lives.
We not only support employee welfare, but also provide the necessary foundations for employees to be able to focus on their career development and thereby create a more productive work environment.Mr. Harrison Silaen ( Director General PT Dan Liris ):
To mark the company’s 49th anniversary, on the 30th April 2023 a water pipeline was inaugurated in Bandungan village, Paranggupito , Wonogiri to provide a source of clean water to residents. The construction of this pipeline was a joint effort undertaken by Dan Liris’s CSR team and members of the community.
Undertaking specific home renovation projects for Dan Liris’ employees is an essential part of the company’s philosophy when it comes to how it treats its current and past employees; staff must feel comfortable and secure in their own homes to be able to give their best in their professional activities. This means striving to improve their living standards through modern plumbing, home improvements to protect against harsh weather conditions and other essential measures. This year employees were selected across all units to undertake vital improvements to their homes that benefit themselves and their families.
Dan Liris took employees and their children with special needs to the Asian Para Games 2018 in order to provide them with the opportunity to see positive role models of people who have disabilities.
The event was attended by 35 employees of Dan Liris and their families as well as President Director Michelle Tjokrosaputro and her family as well.
Dan Liris has provides a variety of training programs in sewing and knitting skills focused solely on women to provide them with empowering professional opportunities.
Some of the most recent training programs have take place in Semanggi, Tlingsing, Cawas, Klaten and Boyolali in Central Java. During these training programs women learn how to operate professional sewing and knitting equipment under the expertise of Dan Liris’ experienced training staff. The training spans the safe use of the machine as well as garment production techniques that the participants can then use for creating home industry ventures as well as applying for jobs at Dan Liris or other textile manufacturers.
The Garment Division of Dan Liris has carried out a number of CSR activities over Q3 2020.
Beginning with the Preparation Unit in July 2020, CSR was carried out in the form of providing sanitation facilities and toilets for Mrs. Mudiyem, a Preparation Unit employee who lives in Pajang, Surakarta.
This was followed by CSR activities undertaken by Sewing Units 1A and 1B, by providing working capital assistance in the form of livestock, specifically goats, for Mrs. Sri Handayani, one of the Sewing 1A and 1B employees, in August 2020, in the Sawit area, Boyolali.
The next CSR activity within the Garment Division was undertaken by Sewing Units 2A, 2B and 2C, in the form of house and bathroom renovations. This took place in Juwiring, Klaten, in September 2020 for Mrs. Sri Wahyuni, an employee of Sewing Unit 2A, 2B and 2C.
This series of CSR activities by the Garment Division was capped off with the provision of working capital assistance by the Finishing / Packing Unit which was offered in the form of goats in October 2020, in the Sawit area, Boyolali for Mrs. Sri Mulyani, an employee of the Finishing/Packing Unit.
All of these CSR activities are aimed at helping to improve the standard of living to the benefit of our staff and their families.
Indonesia celebrates 2nd October as National Batik Day, in commemoration of the day when UNESCO recognised batik as Indonesia’s contribution to the world of cultural heritage. Now Indonesians have repositioned batik as a national icon and pride, with the international community also appreciating the fabric and batik as an artform. The art of batik is highly diverse and continues to evolve organically to reflect modern day techniques and fashion trends. Within this evolution, how will batik develop next?
Batik in Indonesia
A traditional fabric made through the wax-resist method with deep meaning associated with each individual pattern; batik dates back to the era of Indonesia’s ancient kingdoms. The fabric originates from Java; with influences from Chinese, Arabian, and even European acculturations; now other regions in Indonesia have produced their own batik motifs, which are considered on par with the original Javanese patterns. Nevertheless, with the tide of western influence after Indonesia’s independence, the centuries old traditional fabric fell out of favour with the younger generation. Batik stayed kept in drawers, only to be worn at formal occasions.
The 2nd October 2009 saw UNESCO including batik as Indonesia’s contribution into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for Humanity. Since then, the Indonesian people have reclaimed batik as a national icon and a core part of the Indonesian identity. In addition to government officials, civil servants, and employees of state owned enterprises, employees of private corporations are also encouraged to wear batik at work.
Batik on the International Stage
On the international scene, batik has already taken its place in the contemporary fashion industry. Now the fabric is not only used for traditional clothing, but has also found its way to applications such as haute couture as well as being used in accessories such as handbags. Many popular figures have walked the red carpet proudly wearing batik, from Bill Gates, Nelson Mandela to Barack Obama, and from Beyoncé Knowles to Jessica Alba.
The international fashion scene has seen Indonesian designers introducing batik to the world through mixing the fabric with modern designs and production methods. For example, Iwan Tirta, famous for his batik shirt designs worn by the head of state at the APEC Summit in 1994; Ramli, who pioneered using batik on modern clothing including boleros, jackets, and suits; and Obin, who pioneered techniques in creating new fabrics to be batiked. The works of others such as Ghea Panggabean, Edward Hutabarat, Poppy Darsono, and many others have also supported batik on the international stage.
These advancements have also influenced internationally renowned designers from other countries to include batik in their design collections. Notably, the Belgian-American designer Diane von Furstenberg’s batik dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton; while Angelina Jolie was seen wearing a batik dress by US designer Nicole Miller. Other international designers who also featured batik in their collection include Belgium’s Dries van Noten, Thailand’s Ek Throngprassert, and Italy’s Milo Milavica. In addition, one of Italy’s oldest fashion schools, Koefia, has not only included batik fashion in its curriculum, but has also paraded its stylish designs on the catwalk.
The fabric is also being exported to many countries especially the USA, South Korea, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. The first quarter of 2017 has seen Indonesian batik exportsreaching a total value of$39.4 million USD, with the USA being the largest export market making up 37% of the total value. Data from Statistics Indonesia also showed that since 2011, figures for exports, employment in the sector, number of business units, total production value, and materials value have all been on the rise.
UNESCO recognition and decades ofinternational appreciation have definitely increased the pride felt by Indonesians about batik which has led to the emergence of new and modern batik brands. In homeware and furnishings, the use of batik and ikat fabrics has also become more commonplace among high end brands.
Methods of batik application have also evolved; a new appreciation for handmade batik has given rise to new producers within this field for traditional motifs as well as the more modern and abstract batik tulis. The fabrics that batik patterns can be applied to has also moved on from silk and cotton to thicker fabrics such as wool and cashmere for winter collections. Luxurious embellishments such as metallic gold thread are also adding new dimensions to the possibilities of how batik can be customised and made into an individual fabric for use by apparel and homeware brands.