Thursday, June 16, 2011

1 World Sarongs and First for Women reunite again!

1 World Sarongs is excited and honored that First for Women selected us again for their 6/6/2011 issue. Our beautiful hand painted embroidered floral sarong is shown in the traditional sarong dress style.

Don’t miss out on this lightweight gorgeous sarong.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Indonesian Batik Sarongs From 1 World Sarongs

You’ll love our new selection of "Indonesian Batik Print Cotton Sarongs". They are very soft to the touch with wonderful unique patterns and high quality cotton. These cotton sarongs are fantastic in so many ways...that’s why you’ll find Indonesians wearing their cotton sarongs every day. Plus, there is plenty of material to wrap yourself in too. These traditionally "Earth Toned" sarongs are originating from Java and Bali and are one of a kind "BATIK" style prints. They come in a large variety, (we are talking thousands of designs) and chances are there are no repeated patterns. That’s why we offer these as an assortment only. We're told that these sarongs are pre-owned which means they have already gone through the tough stage of breaking them in. To ensure the proper quality and designs, we select each sarong by hand. We choose the cotton sarongs based upon their design, quality and feel. After we select the sarong, it is thoroughly checked for defects and laundered. Please keep in mind that these sarongs are handmade. Therefore there will be variations in size color and design. Sarongs measures approximately 92" x 39" inches (2.38 x 1 meters) on fringeless cotton. Note, sarongs like these have many uses and can be used as a table cover, light blanket, material for making clothing, beach blanket, baby carrier, sheet or whatever your heart desires. To get more info about Indonesian Batik, click this link: Batik. Price is per sarong.
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Re: Sarong Fabric?

Hi Maren,

Thanks so much for your question about our sarongs fabrics.

This is a question we hear quite often. To answer you question about the sarong fabric: "it varies".

Most of our sarongs are the lightweight top quality sarong rayon fabric with a thread count of 70/42 or 68/38.

These are denoted with a KD in the code. Such as SARONG-KD-SOLID-BLACK. Most of our sarongs are the lightweight sarong fabric and can be found throughout our website. Or you can do a search here:

Our other sarong fabric that we carry are the rayon fabric with a thread count of 80/60 which is a top quality heavier weight but still light enough to everyday wear. This sarong fabric has a PT in the code. For example SARONG-PT-DRAGON

We use rayon, first cause it drapes well. Second cause it breathes great. Third cause it feels wonderful and finally, it is affordable to most everyone. You can find some of our heavyweight sarongs by doing a search here:

The sheerness of the fabric depends mostly on three things. First, the thread count (how thick the fabric is), secondly the color of the fabric (black sarongs are less sheer then white sarongs) and finally how bright is the light source. In general a lightweight sarong will in white will be more sheer and see through then say a black lightweight sarong. If you have a red bikini on and wear a white heavyweight sarong you will still be able to see the bikini, but just not as much.

For your question about cotton, yes we do have cotton sarongs. We usually offer the traditional Indonesian sarongs in cotton found at this link:

Cotton doesn't really drape well and is a higher cost so it's not the choice of fabric for sarongs. Cotton can be somewhat more durable and gives a feeling of breath ability but in our experience the rayon seems to flow and breath better.

Also we have a limited amount of Polyester sarongs. But because polyester is made from petroleum we try to stay away from it. The world has enough problems caused by petroleum. We don't need to encourage more consumption of this fabric.

Soon we will be offering silk sarongs. Of course silk sarongs are more expensive but silk sarongs offer the best of all worlds. Silk sarongs are lightweight, breathable, drape, travel well, and are durable. Silk sarongs are also the most environmentally friendly or "green". The silk worm being the source of silk, and it's food being leaves. Plus silk sarongs feel the best. We'll be looking forward to having a silk sarong section just as soon as we design and find the right ones for our customers.

I hope that helps shed some light on the subject :-)


1 World Sarongs
California, USA & Bali, Indonesia

P.S. See our how to tie a sarongs instructions here at:

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Maren M <mxxxxx@yahoocom> wrote:
To whom it may concern,
I fell in love with sarongs a long time ago, but have only ever purchased them in person. So, I have just a few questions. First, how sheer are the sarongs? Can you easily see what's underneath when standing in the sun? Second, do you carry any sarongs that are 100% cotton? And finally, is there a well explained, pictured instruction sheet for wrapping?
Maren M

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sarongs for Men

Men in Sarong
Did you know that sarongs have been worn around the world by men for centuries? Believe it or not, men have worn sarong-like garments throughout the ages. For instance, kilts have been worn in Scotland and Ireland for hundreds of years also known as skirts for men. The Roman soldiers wore skirt-like garments into battle and the citizens adorned themselves with sarong-like wraps called “togas”. Polynesian men have worn sarongs for centuries, calling them pareos or lava lava’s or sulus. Today, we find it unusual to see a man in the West wearing a sarong, but in reality, men wear sarongs daily buy the millions around the world. Here in the West in countries like the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and Europe, men are discovering that the sarong is the ultimate mens fashion apparel.

However, there are a lot of stigmas about men wearing sarongs in the media. When it comes to fashion for men, men are programmed from an early age that guys aren’t supposed to wear sarongs or skirts. Sarongs are for women and you’re less of a man if you put on a sarong. Well that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact it takes more of a man to wear a sarong and to stand up to any ridicule one may encounter. Guys who wear sarongs are stronger and more independent than men who are fearful of what others may think. So be a man, grab your sarong and be free!

As a man wearing a sarong you have the right to:
  • Freedom of movement
  • Comfort
  • Manliness
Men who wear sarongs will tell you that sarongs are the most comfortable garment a guy can wear. Women will tell you that a man in a sarong is extremely sexy, to put it mildly. Plus, it makes sense for a man to wear a sarong. Just think about it, when it comes to men clothing, men have a lot more anatomy in certain places and a need to have some freedom without restriction if you catch our drift ;-)

Sarongs are perfect in hotter temperatures as well. That's why you'll see men wearing sarongs throughout most of Southeast Asia and Polynesia, where sarongs are worn by men as their daily attire. At 1 World Sarongs you'll find great quality sarongs for men at great prices with lots of designs to choose from. Sarongs have been worn by men for centuries, don't be fooled by the mass media and social programming, men’s sarongs are the ultimate fashion garment or beach wear for a guy today. Be a part of the men’s sarong revolution and get your sarong on!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Congratulations to Our Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Kristi on winning our 1 World Sarong photo contest.

“I host an annual luau to which everyone comes dressed in Hawaiian garb, we eat Hawaiian food, listen to luau music, etc. I recently had a large luau at my house (70-75 people) and I wore a sarong from It was lovely and comfortable.”

If you would like a chance to win 5 FREE SARONGS just Wrap, Pose, Submit!