Natural fibres, certified where possible.
LUSANA’s certified fabric componentry includes Lenzing™ Modal, European Flax® Linen and GOTS Organic Cotton. Each LUSANA piece is cut, sewn and silk-screen printed by hand in Bali, Indonesia. Every garment is unique, showcasing traditional Indonesian methods of tie-dye, hand-marbling and batch dyeing. All dyes used are non-toxic and in full compliance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.
Organic Cotton Poplin
LUSANA’s Organic Cotton Poplin is grown in India and milled in Java, Indonesia. It is certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Non GMO seeds without the use of any chemical fertilizers, increased farmer rights and a higher selling price are the main reasons why LUSANA chooses to offer this fabrication.
Lenzing™ Modal is a man-made cellulosic fibre that originates from Forest Stewardship Council certified beech plantations in Austria. The fibre is produced in a closed loop production process which recycles water and solvent. This textured, luxe fabric supports our body's natural thermoregulation process and is hypoallergenic
EUROPEAN FLAX LINEN
EUROPEAN FLAX® is completely traceable from flax seed to milled fabric. It is grown exclusively in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Each part of the plant is used resulting in a zero-waste process. The plant requires no irrigation while farming nor are any chemicals used in the production process.
LUSANA offers select styles of both hand-crochet and machine-knit pieces that are made from cotton. Hand-crochet items are produced by a community supply chain designed around female-managed community-based workshops in the hinterlands of West Bali, Indonesia.
Indonesian Rayon Voile
Rayon is made from wood cellulose. It is a locally sourced fibre in Indonesia. The soft and lightweight fabrication is suitable for warmer climes. LUSANA collections feature select designs made in Rayon Voile, as well as using the fabrication for most inner linings for statement dresses.
Certifications are issued by a third party governing body which has set a globalized standard for requirements that must be fulfilled over a particular subject. These standards cover processes, techniques and mechanisms regarding how a product is made. While LUSANA’s organic cotton pieces are silk-screen dyed, the way in which the cotton is grown adheres strictly to organic methods.
Natural materials are fibres derived from plants and trees. LUSANA screens materials based on their growth cycle, whether they are native to where they are grown and if the species is local to LUSANA’s production hub of Indonesia. All of LUSANA’s accessories are derived from native Indonesian palms. In order to offer an assortment of fabrications, LUSANA also chooses to work with key imported materials to offer elevated pieces.
Traceability is a relatively new concept in the fashion industry whereby via block chain technology materials are able to be traced back to their original source.
Locally sourced materials originate from Indonesia.
COMMUNITY SUPPLY CHAIN
A community-based supply chain involves LUSANA partnering with rural Indonesian craft community business owners. These supply chains are grassroots and preserve traditional skill sets. The brand highlights this to draw specific attention to the social impact these items generate.
Supply Chain Facts
→ LUSANA’s vendors differ drastically in size from community-owned ventures to industrial milling factories.
→ LUSANA respects the bargaining power of each vendor with final prices determined by the vendor themselves.
→ Tier 1 and Tier 2 vendors are all located in a 100 km radius from LUSANA’s production facility, and are fully traceable and transparent.
The brand contributes 3% of profits annually to community outreach and environmental sustainability projects. The brand develops and forms partnerships with local change makers to create impact felt on-the-ground at the community level.
LUSANA’s In-house Initiative:
Transitioning Community Farmers toward Regenerative Agriculture
In 2022, LUSANA began supporting the transition of community farmers toward regenerative practices through subsidising a seaweed based organic fertilizer. As a fashion brand that values natural fabrications, our ready-to-wear items originate from either farming or forestry based sources. Organic fertilisers are a critical part of the transition movement from crude oil based products of agri-industries established during the green revolution. Organic fertilisers are biodegradable, enrich waterways and build soil health.
LUSANA supported 119 farmers within their initial transition trials to organic fertilizers. These farmers are situated in West Bali’s Tabanan area and have been growing local black rice varieties.
→ Compared to when using subsidised chemical fertilisers, farmers daily incomes increased by 65%.
→ Harvest quantities increased by 28% per hectare.
→ Post-harvest values increased by 26%.
→ Farming input costs were lowered by 20%.
Social and Environmental Outcomes:
→ Increased food security with higher yields and livelihood development for farmers.
→ Affordability of farming inputs reducing financial burdens for farmers.
→ Chemical free, zero sugar rice which can be sold at a higher value.
→ Improved soil fertility, water retention, soil microbiology and carbon storage.
→ Reduced chemical pollution into waterways.