Showing posts with label pattern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pattern. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How Do We Make Sarongs? The Embroidery Method.
Light Blue Sarong w/ Triple Embroidery
Got yourself one of our embroidered sarongs? What is embroidery anyway? If don't know by now, this artistry skill requires a lot of dedication and patience.
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Embroidered Sarong
A needle and thread is used to stitch and create the pattern designs onto a piece of sarong cloth. These days the art of embroidering are also used to incorporate other materials onto a fabric such as pearls, sequins, beads and more. In other words, it is an art that combines decorative designs onto textile.
This handicraft has been dated for centuries and perceived as a rich cultural technique for fashion in many different countries.  'Before computers were affordable, most embroidery was completed by "punching" designs on paper tape that then ran through a mechanical embroidery machine. One error could ruin an entire design, forcing the creator to start over' (Wikipedia). However, these days people are moving towards digitized stitch work where industrial machines equipped with a smart software are used to substitute hand embroidering to speed up production.
Here at 1 World Sarongs, we take pride in valuing the artists and their traditional ways of Sarong making and we support the locals when it comes to Indonesian artisan skills.
During our team research on the field, we got to learn the process of embroidery for Batik clothing and sarongs using a sewing machine. For a big piece of cloth in the size of a sarong, the art maker is like 'drawing' with a needle and thread in free motion style to create designs on to the material, basically using a sewing machine to free hand draw and fill in a design.With all the precision and time invested on each sarong, the more detailed the design, the more time consuming it gets.
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This intricate handicraft coupled with skillful needlework creates a very attractive sarong with embroidery patterns, giving that added beauty and elegance when worn.
White Sarong w/ Triple Embroidery
So tell us, what do you think about embroidered Sarongs?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

You Design & You Shine: Beach Sarong Design Contest

Join our beach sarong design contest! Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced artist, submit your art and have a chance to:

  • Win prizes
  • Get exposure
  • Gain credibility
  • Expand your portfolio
  • Support a sustainable cause
  • Have future design opportunities
  • See your designs put into production
This design contest is open to all artists - the more designs you submit, the more opportunity you have to win. So spread the word and tell your friends!

About us:
1 World Sarongs is an international brand based in Southern California, USA that’s been around for 15 years focused on sustainable fashion. If your designs are picked, you’ll be able to have this as a feather in your cap and gain international recognition! 

So what are you waiting for? Get in the game by submitting your sarong designs now! Contest starts now and ends December 30th 2013.

How to enter:

Step 1: Stick to the theme ‘Floral Beach Sarong’ with a main audience of women ages 20-55 years old.

Step 2: Be inspired and design as many motif ideas as you'd like following the design parameters. All art work must be original and created by you (the contestant) with the right to assign copyright to 1 World Sarongs.

Step 3: Submit all your designs in JPEG/PDF format (High Resolution 300dpi). Make sure you name and describe each design idea. 

Step 4: Send your designs to with email subject “1 World Sarongs Design Contestalong with the following details:

1. Full Name:
2. E-mail Address:
3. Mobile Number:
4. Country:
5. Website/Blog/Portfolio (if any):

Kindly ensure all your information is correct. We will send you a confirmation email that we received your submission (if you don’t get a confirmation, we didn’t get your email!).

Judging Criteria:

·         Unique
·         Beautiful
·        Wow Factor
·    Minimal & simplistic
·        Tropical Beach Island Style
·        Wearable Beach/Resort/Cruise Fashion
·         A short written description for each design (minimum 20 words)

Image Design Requirements:

  • Maximum 5 colors
  • View samples of floral sarongs to get ideas but be unique
  • Submit your artwork with the following dimensions: 200 x 115 cm
  • Design format should be in PSD or JPEG / PDF Files in High Resolution (minimum 300dpi)
  • Winning designs will be produced with either hand screen print or batik stamp method. To get an idea on how sarongs will be made watch video here

What will the winners get?

  • Contribution to a sustainable fashion brand
  • Full credit for winning designs at
  • Your winning sarong design produced by us and shipped to your doorstep
  • Cash vouchers worth up to $500 to redeem any of our products from 1 World Sarongs
  • A golden opportunity to be commissioned by a worldwide recognized beach fashion brand to create more designs


  • 1st prize – $500 cash voucher valid for products + 5 finished sarong pieces of your very own designs
  • 2nd prize – $250 cash voucher valid for products + 3 finished sarong pieces of your very own designs
  • 3rd prize – $100 cash voucher valid for products + 2 finished sarong pieces of your very own designs
  • Plus $50 cash voucher valid for products per additional winning design

Contest Terms & Conditions:

·         By submitting your designs to, you acknowledge that you assign to the entire right, title, and interest in and to the copyright in your design and the right to further sublicense the design.

·    You acknowledge that the design you are assigning to is your own original work, has not been previously published, and does not contain any trademarks, logos, copyrighted material, or any other intellectual property belonging to any third party.

·         If your design is selected, may use your design in any manner on or in connection with the design, including but not limited to: making derivative works of the design, using the design on the website and other affiliated websites and sales channels or promotional materials for