"In my quest for authenticity i found some in natural colors"
- Muni Osman
Muni Osman grew up in an artistically and culturally diverse upbringing. He had a particular admiration for eccentric handicrafts, often collected from his father’s many exotic travels; which influenced much of his design style as a designer, while his recent adoption of Japanese sensibility came from an unexpected friendship with a Japanese traveller years earlier.
During an architectural project in Bali, he stumbled upon some natural dyed fabrics during a visit to Sharma Springs, a spectacular bamboo villa. He was immediately drawn to the fabric’s raw beauty, describing the colors as imperfect but honest. Thrilled by this new discovery, Muni would later set on an exploration journey, returning to Bali, Yogyakarta and other parts of Java to unravel the mystery of natural dyeing.
While it was easy for him or anyone to see natural dye’s positive impact from an environmental standpoint, Muni soon realized there was a greater importance in finding authenticity in how we do and make things because in a world of growing distrust, Muni saw a future with complete transparency, one that he could offer with the start of his tropical dye apparel brand, MUNI.