Retail Vendor

Togean Natural

Wonderness
Bio

Bajau or Sama Bajau, also known as the gypsies of the sea, mostly live on floating decks and small islets on the coast of the Togean Islands, one of the most remote areas of Indonesia. Years ago, they lived a nomad life traveling and living around southeast Asia; Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. The civilization has now forced them to stay in a place.

The Bajau people live by fishing and farming on their native lands, which UNESCO currently protects under the Togean National Park. Thousands of tourists travel to this biodiverse area to dive and explore the wildlife.

The Bajau woman thrive and live a simple, sustainable life, even though they have no phone connection, limited electricity availability and difficult access to water. Founded by Sihkami Denting, an Indonesian sustainable enthusiast, she helped Bajau women by building an eco-factory powered by solar electricity and equipped with a rainwater catchment. She realized the importance of villagers being resilient and is determined to empower the local women.

Togean Naturale works with about 20 women in different nearby villages. They produce low-emission coconut soap, coconut oil, patchouli oil, bath salt, body scrub and other wellness products. The concept is to use as many ingredients from the area as possible, including generations-old coconut and patchouli farming, seaweed farming, and beeswax foraging in the forest.

Their main goal is to empower more women in villages, inspire young people and remind them of the importance of natural products and their impact on the environment, and protect and sustain our local farmers' lives.

Bajau or Sama Bajau, also known as the gypsies of the sea, mostly live on floating decks and small islets on the coast of the Togean Islands, one of the most remote areas of Indonesia. Years ago, they lived a nomad life traveling and living around southeast Asia; Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. The civilization has now forced them to stay in a place.

The Bajau people live by fishing and farming on their native lands, which UNESCO currently protects under the Togean National Park. Thousands of tourists travel to this biodiverse area to dive and explore the wildlife.

The Bajau woman thrive and live a simple, sustainable life, even though they have no phone connection, limited electricity availability and difficult access to water. Founded by Sihkami Denting, an Indonesian sustainable enthusiast, she helped Bajau women by building an eco-factory powered by solar electricity and equipped with a rainwater catchment. She realized the importance of villagers being resilient and is determined to empower the local women.

Togean Naturale works with about 20 women in different nearby villages. They produce low-emission coconut soap, coconut oil, patchouli oil, bath salt, body scrub and other wellness products. The concept is to use as many ingredients from the area as possible, including generations-old coconut and patchouli farming, seaweed farming, and beeswax foraging in the forest.

Their main goal is to empower more women in villages, inspire young people and remind them of the importance of natural products and their impact on the environment, and protect and sustain our local farmers' lives.