A day behind the scenes of Be ALAM
These last couple of weeks in Bali have been beyond busy. We’ve now found a place for the next couple of months and explored the area enough to feel at home. Our days are full with meetings, visits to suppliers and many hours locked up at home behind the screen. It is really exciting to build something from scratch and to see how your vision gets implemented through products and words. It is one of the most rewarding feelings.
We spent Wednesday around Ubud as we had an early afternoon meeting over there. Since we are an hour away from the area, we decided the head up north early morning and stop on the way to visit some potential suppliers before our meeting. After a not so quick google maps search, we pinned a few spots where we thought we could find what we were looking for. (You never know what you are going to find when you look for something that’s in Google maps here in Bali. Places might have been closed and still be on maps, or you might be looking for potatoes and get tomatoes. Honestly, you just can’t know what you are going to find if you go to the outskirts Kuta and Seminyak)
The first stop wasn’t very successful (not for what we were looking for, at least). A whole road where we could supposedly find bamboo manufacturers was instead a road where you could find teak manufacturers and shops. We got a bit luckier the second time around; a street full of bamboo workshop where we got to see first hand how items are produced. See the photos for yourself, what do you think? Was it worth the trip?