CFE International Designer – Indonesia (2014)
“For sure, some people, and Indonesian government, also show concerns. Our government, they do try to come up with many programs to preserve cultural heritage, but so far, they only get to the promotion of traditional textiles as a cultural art product, the problem here is, they have missed to develop these products to be acceptable in global market.
Therefore, my work as the Designer has always been to connect the past legacy of traditional textiles with today’s world, through fashion. The involvement of the designers is important in this project, as our role to create innovation in fashion on traditional textiles.
Through IFF and CFE, we introduce the work and build connection with textile lovers and handmade-product business people, while we also expand our network to global market..” – Amanda I. Lestari, Lekat