FAQ

Von Java is a modern take on Indonesian cultural heritage. Our textiles, sourced from local artisans, are handcrafted using batik.

We combine this traditional textile with modern minimalist sensibilities to create a collection for casual and semi formal daily wear.

We ship from Singapore & USA.
Fast fashion refers to mass produced labels which are fast, cheap and disposable. By that definition, Von Java is not a fast fashion label.

We target consumers who put deep thought before adding new pieces to their wardrobe. We love consumers who appreciate the art of handcrafted textile. We celebrate the creative powers of human beings.

Currently, we are targeting to release new styles every 2 months.
Batik is the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition which has been practiced for centuries. The word batik originates from the Javanese “tik” and means to dot.

To make a batik, selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original colour. This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more elaborate and colourful designs. After the final dyeing, the wax is removed and the cloth is ready.

Indonesian batik varies by production method. There are two main types of traditional batik production method – tjap (stamping) and tulis (handpainting).

Additionally, the design and motif on the batik cloth varies depending on the region where it is produced.

Von Java favours batik from Pekalongan, one of the most prominent batik cities in Java. The batik from this region are brightly coloured with naturalistic designs of birds and bouquets of flowers.

Batik from Pekalongan, also known as coastal batik, are influenced by Dutch, Eurasian & Chinese settlers in the late 19th century.

More questions? Write in to us at admin@vonjava.co