OUR PRINTING PROCESS
Brescia draws entirely by hand with pencils, Japanese markers and watercolour. Each piece combines both poetry and folklore.
She makes her own composition of the final illustration in real scale by computer. She has to adapt each print to each silhouette of the collection.
Fabric is digitally printed by pattern/piece which avoids waste of fabric. We digital print our swimwear because it allows for precision, we only use the exact amount of ink, water and energy needed.
Fabrics come by rolls to Bali. Then, local craftsmen make the production where precise cutting and sewing take weeks: cutting one by one into pieces.
Small productions all along the year to avoid over-stock. This way of working allows us to focus on the individuality and longevity of each design and ensures that we are never over-produce.
MEET OUR ARTISANS
All Brescia Bercane’s products are made in Indonesia, and most of them by local artisans in Bali, where Brescia is living.
Fabric printing and design is the core of our business. New printed fabrics and the products result from teamwork between specialists/artisans in different fields and the artist.
We are taking part in the movement #whomademyclothes? and we want to make our company transparent. Transparency means we know who makes their clothes (from who stitched them right through to who dyed the fabric) and under what conditions. So, we believe this simple question gets people thinking differently about what they wear. We need to know that as consumers, our questions, our voices, our shopping habits can have the power to help change things for the better.
With more consumers encouraging us to answer ‘who made my clothes?’, we believe Fashion Revolution has the power to push the industry to be more transparent.
People who make our productions deserve to be honored:
For our swimwear production, we do digital printing in an Indonesian factory that has built their company using International Green Regulations (LEED).
They believe it is highly important to respect the environment and maintain the local beauty of the area where they have built the factory. They use natural ventilation and daylighting as they can save lights and air conditioners energy. They have a recycling program–even of rainwater–but also training to raise awareness of environmentally responsible behaviour. 30% of the area is covered with trees, green roofs and upstairs gardens.
Putu and her husband Ketut are living and working in the North of Bali, a region called Singaraja. Since we started, they make with love our sarongs, scarves and clothes in their atelier. Also, Ketut is embroidering by hand our unique cushions and wool tassels.