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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Why is a Sarong a Travel Essential? 21 Ways to Use a Sarong.


Planning a honeymoon island getaway to Maldives? Gearing up for that 3 day cruise to the Bahamas? Got your flights booked for that much awaited resort vacation in Hawaii? How about a beach escape to exotic Bali? Don’t forget to pack in a sarong or a few sarongs even!

Sarongs are weightless and don’t take up space and so it is easy to pack, wash and dry and ultimately becomes a useful travel essential. Whatever your travel plans may be here are 21 reasons to why you should pack a sarong when you travel:

1) Pillow or head support

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Roll up your sarong into a cushion ball - especially when riding on a long bus or train journey or even when you're stuck in transit at an airport.

2) Sarong as a travel blanket

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When it gets too cold or if air conditioning bothers you just get your sarong out and create a make shift blanket and stay warm.

3) Sarong as a casual or formal dress


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There will be times during your long journey when you run out of clothes and need something new to wear, learn the many cool ways on how to tie a sarong and get a whole new look for those fun spontaneous nights out!

4) Cover up in style

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During a hike up a mountain there might be a waterfall or river nearby or even if you come across a nude beach, wearing a sarong as a cover up makes it so convenient to just strip off and take a dip!

5) A fashionable summer top

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So your bikini is drenched and you don’t want to wet your clean top, use a sarong and create a halter, tube or toga style top!

6) A head turban or head scarf


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Whether you’re scavenging through the desert and need to protect your head from unbearable heat or simply want to get fashionable or get conservative in 'hijab' style - use a sarong and your imagination to create your own style.

7) Bed sheet or pillow cover

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If you checked into a cheap hostel or plan to camp out in the wild and find that the mattress might not be in the best condition, get your clean sarong out to keep your sleeping spot free from those bed bugs!

8) Clip on curtains

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So you had a late night out partying with fellow travelers and want to sleep in the next morning but your budget hostel room has cheap thin curtains and the room gets too bright! Get a sarong and make curtains out of them for those extra hours of sleep.

9) Picnic mat on-the-go

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While you’re on a road trip you might spot a picturesque spot and decide to have a spontaneous picnic, use your sarong as a mat and you’re ready for a picnic at all times!

10) Towel for travelers

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If you find your only towel to be used up to its limit and need a fresh one while you get it to the laundry, use your sarong as a temporary towel. 

11) Eye mask

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Tired from those long hour rides or plan to sleep outdoors but can’t get a shut eye when the sun is shining? Use a sarong to make an eye mask like a ninja and sleep in peace.

12) Face mask

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Maybe you’re on a scooter riding along the dusty streets of Vietnam or the haze is killing you or when you're riding on a cable car high up in the ski mountain and your nose is freezing - get your sarong and use it to protect your face!

13) Sarong as a hand carry bag

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Like the good ol’ days when fancy bags have not existed, be creative and tie up your sarong into a knapsack to store your belongings while you’re on a jungle trail hike or headed to the beach.

14) Protect your fragile items

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Your bag pack may not be the best storage for fragile items like your perfume bottle or even your laptop, wrap them up with a sarong for that extra padding.

15) Laundry bag

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Separate your dirty clothing from the clean ones in your bag pack by using a sarong as a laundry bag to store your dirty clothing.

16) Portable changing room

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After a quick swim in the ocean, you'll need to dry up and get out of your wet swimwear and if you find yourself in an exotic destination, you're not going to have the comfort of a changing room! Get a friend to hold up your sarong like a wall curtain or simple wrap your sarong around like a towel piece and change in peace.

17) Handy sun protector

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Get 4 sticks and tie each corner side of your sarong to a stick (you can collect some sticks while strolling on the beach!) and VoilĂ ! You have your very own tent umbrella!

18) Sarong as a shawl or scarf

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Keeping up with cold temperature when you’re camping out at night can be challenging, use a sarong to keep your neck warm.

19) Emergency bandage




So you broke your arm on an adrenalin bike ride down the hill, use your sarong as an emergency band aid until you get to the hospital!

20) Baby hammock carrier

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For all the fit traveler mothers, learn the traditional way of tying a sarong as a baby carry sling bag as it’ll keep you mobile and lift the weight off your shoulders while travelling with your child.

21) DIY Light dimmer

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Sometimes the room you check into may not have best lighting especially when white light bulbs are used, how about using a dark shaded sarong to create a warmer ambiance in the room?



We could come up with plenty more of useful ideas to why you should pack a sarong when you travel, now it's your turn! Share your thoughts and tell us if you love to pack a sarong when traveling as much as we do and tell us why you think a sarong can be a useful travel essential..

Sunday, March 16, 2014

15 Celebrities in Sarongs

If a celebrity wears a sarong, wouldn't you want to get with the trend and wear a sarong too?

We've observed that a handful of celebrities wrapped themselves with sarongs during their beach vacation or island holiday and it's cool to see the popularity of sarong fashion as a beach cover up. Here's a list of celebrities that we've spotted using sarongs as cover ups in their own stylish ways:

1) The Princess of Sarongs - Anne Hathaway


Perfect choice of sarong color to match her silky light skin!

2) All the single ladies! -  Beyonce Knowles


Beyonce's looking beautifully tropical with her orange theme sarong!

3) Men United in Sarong - David Beckham


Honestly boys, if Beckham can rock a sarong, shake those cliche macho phobia off and go ahead and try a sarong on today!

4) Catwoman in a Sarong - Halle Berry


Voted No.1 as People's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World, hitting up a storm by wearing her sarong as a skirt. Meow!

5) Hangover no more - Bradley Cooper


He's got the best remedy for a hangover, wrapping your head with a sarong definitely keeps the heat away!

6) I'll be there for you - Jennifer Aniston


We love Rachel from Friends and we super love Jennifer in a blue sarong!

7) A Fantastic Sin - Jessica Alba


Our beach body idol and her half sarong, sizzling beauty into the blue!

8) Pirate in Wonderland - Johnny Depp


We don't mind getting lost in the Caribbean or kidnapped by the pirates, especially when there's Johnny Depp in a sarong..

9) Keeping up in class - The Kardashians, Kourtney and Kloe Kardashian


Sarongs for all including the extravagant and famous sexy duo in their half sarongs!

10) Heartbreaker songstress - Mariah Carey


You are our hero, please serenade us one sweet day in your gorgeous solid color sarong.

11) Baywatch Sexy Lifesaver - Pamela Anderson


We might just pretend to drown just for her to save us - be it in her red swimsuit or in her yellow sarong. Find out how to wear a sarong a strapless dress!

12) Of sarongs and socialites - Paris Hilton


The not-so-simple-life famous star showing us how it's done with her sheer sarong paired with a cool beach hat!

13) Good girl gone bad in a sarong - Rihanna


A girl like this wearing a sarong as a toga dress, please don't stop the music!

14) Born to be our baby, always - Jon Bon Jovi


Put us on a bed of roses with the sight of this man in a sarong, please. It's my life, indeed. 

15) Californian babe - Mischa Barton


Addicted to this model-actress and her front tie half sarong as a cover up to her vibrant one piece swimsuit!

Have you recently spotted a celebrity wearing a sarong? Please leave us a comment and share!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

5 Reasons to Own a White Beach Dress

Whether you're fashionable or not, we believe that every woman should have at least one white dress in their wardrobe. If you're the kind of person that like to express yourself through fashion, you would know that the color white symbolizes purity, innocence, wholeness and completion. 
If you want to know why a white dress should be a women's clothing essential, we've come up with 5 good reasons especially for you:

1) Accessorize away

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Be it minimalist style or for the gypsy soul and wanderlust hearts, a white dress is probably one of the most basic color for those of you that like to mix and match. It can be a fun clothing to use your imagination and express yourselves. Tip: try using beach jewelry to get that boho chic edge.

2) Wedding destination or bridesmaid dress



Admit it. We've all dreamed of that destination wedding and a simple white beach wedding dress matches the whole ‘let’s get married barefoot on the sand’ beach vibe. If you’re a bridesmaid, getting a cheap wedding dress could also be a smart investment for your best friend’s wedding.

3) Casual or formal white dress for a white themed party


Clean, elegant and classy white themed parties are pretty popular. If you got invited to one, you can never get the dress code wrong by having a formal or casual white dress lying around at home.

4) Halloween costume



Ran out of ideas for this year’s Halloween? Recycle and get creative by making your own props to match your short white dress or long to play characters like a corpse bride, Greek goddess, an angel or a nurse.

5) White color is cool



It’s a color tone that gives protection against heat, perfect for the hot summer days or sunny beach vacations because white reflects all colors and absorbs none. Tip: Choose a white dress made of rayon fabric material for that added cooling effect.

So what do you think? If you've got more ideas to add into our list, do leave us a comment, we'd love to hear your thoughts! :)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

How to Tie a Sarong ?

This question never gets old and in case you forgot, here's a quick reminder to the most functional way of tying your sarong - as a long skirt.

1) Simple Side Tie Knot
It takes only a few seconds to get this done! Get a timer and try it out.

2) Accessorize - Use a Sarong Tie
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Style up and stand out by getting a sarong tie , it's a great tool to keep that sarong secured too!

And if you haven't watched our How to Tie a Sarong Tutorial video, here you go!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How Do We Make Sarongs? The Embroidery Method.

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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?