The Apparel Textile and Footwear (ATF) 2019 trade exhibition featured several Indonesian batik clothing and fabrics. The exhibition was held from June 12-14, 2019 at the International Convention Center in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria, Indonesian Consulate General in Cape Town, and the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) in Johannesburg collaborated at the exhibition to popularise and market batik in a more systematic way in African markets.
The second day of the exhibited included a Wastra Nusantara” sequence at the fashion show which featured the latest collection of batik designers and entrepreneurs from Lampung, Pekalongan, and Bandung.
Batik Siger, a brand with experience in showcasing its collections in various countries, presented clothing lines for men and women, with a typical Siger style of Lampung Province, at this exhibition.
Lovely Zia from Bandung displayed contemporary batik clothing, including patchwork skirts, shirts, dresses, and outer wear for both genders. Aruni Batik Pekalongan showcased batik clothing for men and batik fabric, while Annie.B Cape Town featured Balinese fabrics, silver jewelry, accessories, and rattan bags.
ATF is the largest annual exhibition of textiles, apparel, and footwear in Africa, which annually attracts some two thousand visitors and at least 500 exhibitors from various countries.