Custom Garment Design by RIMMBA
Through RIMMBA, we strive to ensure the vitality and preservation of this treasured traditional art, celebrate the exceptional craftsmanship of its artisans, and share the energy and healing properties of Indonesia's native plants.
With a custom garment design, your one-of-a-kind garment comes to life through the art of natural fabrics and botanical dyes, and in turn, supports Bali’s local communities, revitalizing traditional dye techniques, and preserving it’s cultural heritage.
Collaborate with RIMMBA’s team of master sewers, pattern makers, and artisanal dyers, with founder and botanical dye textile designer, Karunia Fischer, as your mentor.
Working closely with Karunia, you’ll be a part of the design and sampling process and have the creative freedom to choose from a range of botanical dye shades and prints across any RIMMBA collection. This collaborative journey will lead you to the culmination of your vision—one meticulously cut and sewn final garment in the luxurious, botanically dyed natural fabric of your choice.
This immersive experience will bring you closer to Bali, its people, and its traditions. When you wear your one-of-a-kind RIMMBA garment you’ll feel the energy of the people who crafted it and the healing abilities of the plants.
What is included:
Custom Garment Service Fee
The custom design process including the collaboration with our team of skilled artisans, pattern makers, and sewers starts at $1000.
The sampling phase, which encompasses 2 to 3 samples and revisions in lightweight premium cotton includes a fee of $250.
Sampling Process Overview:
Phase 1: (Approximately 2 hours)
Initial consultation with RIMMBA’s founder and botanical dye textile designer, Karunia
- Discuss product details for each design.
- Explore essential attributes and product specifics.
- Discuss embellishments, including zippers, buttons, strings, and accessories.
- Select the most suitable sample fabric for design prototypes.
Phase 2: (Estimated Duration: 2 weeks)
Initial meeting with RIMMBA tailor to begin sampling and pattern creation.
- Review and incorporate crucial cut and fit information from client's fashion designs.
- Begin creating 2 to 3 sample reviews with patterns. Please note that each sample may undergo up to two additional fittings or revisions to ensure the design is polished and complete.
Final Pattern Creation
Once your final sample is chosen, RIMMBA’s pattern maker will craft your unique final pattern. The fee for creating one custom pattern for your one-of-a-kind design is $200.
You may choose from silks, linens, cottons, and other natural fabrics. If the desired color or print is already available in our collection, there will be no additional charge. However, if you request fabric colors or prints that are not part of our existing collection, there will be an additional fee of $200 for these custom colors or prints.
Phase 3: (Estimated Duration: 3 weeks)
Begin sewing final garment
- Procure necessary fabric materials.
- Begin dyeing fabric for the final garment. Please note that fabric preparation, including washing and drying, may take 2-4 days before sample creation can begin.
- Begin cutting fabric from the custom pattern. (At this stage no amendments are allowed to be made to the final design)
Final Custom Garment
The final design of your one-of-a-kind RIMMBA garment will be meticulously crafted and sewn using botanically dyed natural fabrics in the pattern and shade of your choosing.
Creating a RIMMBA dress is a labor of love from our team where each custom piece is meticulously hand-crafted with connection and intention. The dyeing process is a testament to our patience, as it typically requires an average of 48-72 hours to ferment and prepare a rich, vibrant dye bath.
The estimated timeframe for a custom RIMMBA garment can take up to 2.5 months, and the cost will range from $1450-$1650 USD.
Terms and Conditions
Please note that the provided timeframe mentioned above for crafting your custom RIMMBA dress is an estimate, and we deeply appreciate the well-being and personal commitments of our dedicated team. We understand that unforeseen personal circumstances can arise, and we have great respect for Balinese ceremonies which may interrupt production time. Intricate or complex designs may also extend the time it takes to craft your custom RIMMBA dress. Some customers may express a desire to observe the dyeing and sewing process, however, please note that this customized service does not grant access to the RIMMBA atelier. While Karunia and the team appreciate visitors to the RIMMBA atelier, the design team maintains a demanding schedule, therefore access will be granted exclusively through invitations extended by Karunia.