Eni Joe Shows Support for Disabled while Preserving the Nation’s Traditional Fabrics

DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Renowned Indonesian fashion designer Eni Joe continues showing her support for others, one of her projects being for people with disability.

Eni mentioned that she had the chance to support Indonesian athletes competing in the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, China, last year.

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During the 2023 Asian Para Games Kick-Off event held by the Duta Indonesia Maju Foundation (YDIM), in collaboration with the Maria Monique Last Wish Foundation (MMLWF), a group of 12 disabled children and two gold medal-winning athletes at the previous year’s Asian Para Games, showcased Eni Joe’s works on the catwalk.

“I am honoured to have the chance to highlight the achievements of our outstanding disabled athletes who brought great honor to our nation on the global stage. Eni Joe said on Wednesday, May 28, 2024. “Hopefully, it can inspire more excitement for other athletes with disabilities.”

Eni Joe explained that the event was the first time for the athletes to be on a catwalk, and they appeared so happy and proud to wear dresses made of batik tulis from Cirebon, West Java, a native fabric from Cirebon, West Java.

Furthermore, according to Eni, the event aimed to maintain Indonesian cultures and instill them in the next generation, in addition to providing a platform for individuals with disabilities to express themselves.

“Despite their disadvantages, they were still able to contribute to the support and preservation of Indonesian culture,” she stated,

Eni revealed that she is always open to the possibility of having persons with disabilities as models for her fashion shows. “I always want to do it while at the same time preserving our culture,” she closed.

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