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The People behind

After living and producing on the island of Bali for more than 4 years, Marie has seen all kind of different factories, from independent tailors around the corners to larger factories who can cope with bigger orders. Her background in Clothing Engineering and Management has already brought her to different countries so she were able to experience and learn about the different solutions of clothing manufacturing. This allowed her to have a very good understanding of what can be thought of as fair production and under which circumstances one should not work together with a certain factory.

To Marie it’s a matter of course that no single Zealous product is made by someone who is either forced to make them, underaged or has to work under poor working conditions. There’s usually a good mood among the employees and they never work under high pressure. No strict lead times are calculated, nor is work done as on the assembly line. So let us tell you about the different factories where Zealous products are made.

We work with 3 different factories / agencies and two independent tailors / screen printers:

  • Rosa

    set up her own business with a small manufactory in her house – they make most items of our „Island of Gods“ collection

  • Putu

    my friend who took over the clothing factory from his dad – they produce the main part of our apparel

  • Intan

    an independent Indonesian woman who just founded her own swimwear manufacturing agency after working several years in the garment industry

  • Putri

    our favorite independent tailor who has the brightest smile on the island – he sews products such as beach wraps, beach towels and accessories

  • Kreasi Bali

    a family run business only 2 minutes away from our office who are always down for a good joke – they screenprint and sew products such as tote bags and bikini wet bags

  • Eko Tailor

    A lovely couple just around the corner from our office! She will brighten your day with her sunny attitude and he will continue to finish that last button on a shirt while discussing next orders. They produce all Breeze by Zealous products in very limited quantities, sometimes as small as 2 pieces.

One of the sewers at Intan’s manufactory and Marie working on new stitching techniques

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Intan’s manufactory

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Intan and Marie discussing the alterations of new samples

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Who made your T-Shirt?

ZEALOUS ABOUT - Rosa's Factory

Meet Putu!

Putu is working in Rosa’s factory and we probably never saw her not happy and laughing.

„I’m happy to love my job! It’s my hobby! I like it a lot“

Isn’t this what we all want in life? A job that we love?
Seeing Putu that happy making our apparel, is proof for us that we’re doing it the right way. Not only for us. Also for her.

Without our lovely seamstresses, your clothes wouldn’t be as good as they are.

Every piece is handmade and we check our factories regularly to make sure

the seamstresses are able to work under good conditions.

Rosa in her manufactory

ZEALOUS ABOUT - Rosa's factory

One of the seamstresses at Rosa’s manufactory

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Quality Control at Rosa’s manufactory

Meet Ibu Rosa!

Manages her own little manufactory in her house

Get to know Ibu Putu!

Seamstress at Rosa’s Manufactory

Who’s Ibu Ayu?

Quality Controller at Putu’s Manufactory

Meet Ibu Ayu!

Ibu Ayu is working in Putu’s factory and is one sweet soul who is mostly giggling all day long. Those moments when you chat with the ladies in the factory and everyone is just cracking up because of a good joke are invaluable!

We asked her: „Do you like your job?“

„Yes I enjoy my work, hahaha! That’s why I’m still here after six years!“

We guess not many can say that about their work – lucky Ayu.

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Gustu the production manager at Putu’s manufactory and Marie checking the quality of a new embroidery sample

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One of the sewers at Putu’s manufactory

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The guys organizing the screens in the printing area

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Meet our warehouse team

Gesche & Julian

our two lovely warehouse super workers from Hamburg.

Gesche has been working in the boardsports industry ever since and shares this passion with her boyfriend Julian. In their free time, Gesche and Julian like to work on projects under the name of Mea.

When Marie was in need of a new warehouse partner, they directly offered their help, as Gesche is used to working with stocks and they’re probably the most organized people.