Promoting Sustainability: Kampoeng Batik Laweyan Responsible Use of Palm Oil Malam

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Doc. / Using malam batik in RSPO certificate is the people’s awareness of Laweyan who mostly do batik industries.

PALMOILMAGAZINE, SOLO – Kampung Batik Laweyan in the city of Solo, Central Java Province, is dedicated to using certified sustainable palm oil from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in the production of their batik.

Using malam batik in RSPO certificate is the people’s awareness of Laweyan who mostly do batik industries. The will has been reinforced that Forum Pengembangan Kampoeng Batik Laweyan (FPKBL) signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with RSPO as the same collaboration to develop and promote batik products that would use sustainable palm oil in Indonesia.

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It was signed in 2022 Hari Batik Nasional in 2022 and as the commemoration on Batik Day as Intangible Cultural Heritage by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2009.

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Chairman of Forum Pengembangan Kampoeng Batik (FPKB), Alfa Febila Priatmono said, Kampoeng Laweyan has been batik center ever since pre – independence – day of Indonesia.

Alfa thought, many evidences of Laweyan people’ economic independency have become parts of history of Kampoeng Laweyan that can be found until now. It is normal if based on the history of Kampoeng Laweyan, it now becomes the oldest batik village in Indonesia.

“The up and down of economy in Indonesia are the pictures of Laweyan people,” Alfa said to in the midst of April 2023.

Alfa also mentioned, the Laweyan people are always independent in the economy. Most of them independently do batik at their homes. This is reinforced that many batik businessmen around the society.

“The birth of Mase culture was the starting point of batik business in Laweyan,” Alfa mentioned. Mase culture puts a dignity of a mother in a house as the successful business woman.

The capability of a female to run batik business would need detail and persistency to process. It is normal if ‘handmade batik is the icon of Laweyan batik which is now sold in many regions. Besides, printed batik is the next success of the Laweyan. (T1)

Source: Majalah InfoSAWIT April 2023

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