Bulibasha is a contemporary footwear brand creating unique delicate sandals designed for style and comfort using natural tropical palm and coconut leaf threads that are skillfully hand woven by empowered local communities.
We embrace an artisanal craftsmanship through hand weaving skills that is rooted and passed down through generations, and is also kind to the environment. Our mission is to create a sustainable income for rural Balinese households, where employment would otherwise be unavailable. By engaging local communities through fair trade, we are able to support their additional means of livelihood.
Bulibasha is a socially driven business that aims to create a positive social change by making a real difference to the lives of the communities that support our cause.
Our footwear is entirely handmade and weaving the sandal vamps can take up to two days to make. Despite the prevalent craft art in Bali and their familiarity in natural weaving materials, none were introduced to Bulibasha’s particular hand weaving techniques yet.
Soon after teaching one household these new weaving skills, an entire neighborhood street started working together to deliver exceptional work and create a signature style of Bulibasha sandals. All our artisans work from home and in their own time frame to allow them to tend to their household and care for their children.
Bilibasha is Inspired by the Moroccan art of weaving in combination with our own flair. We created a delicate shoe design that combines comfort and primarily natural materials to make Bulibasha’s footwear. The vamp of our sandals is made of coconut and palm leaves, that are harvested and treated in the most environmentally friendly ways through the support of Indonesian local communities and small businesses. Bringing you a gentle touch of nature on your feet!
What also makes Bulibasha different is the fact that we don’t find people who are already skilled artisans, but rather choosing to teach new skillsets to people living in rural areas, allowing them to discover a new purpose and an alternative income to be able to support themselves. We believe that we are all masters of something, it just takes practice and goodwill to stand out as an entirely reinvented person.
It is customary in the world that high education and young people are valued, but so often we forget about the majority of people who are now older and have missed out on the opportunity to continue their education. This is what we aim to change. Because we truly believe that having a skill is a new power movement for people of all ages!