Our Story

Semilir was founded in 2016, originally as diBase which means “basic”, by a young designer Marcella Margareth. The first collection launched in 2017, presented modern and natural concept that is inspired by traditional Javanese motifs.
After rebranding in 2018, Semilir launched its first collection, offering more motifs inspired by Indonesia’s diverse cultural heritage, crafted by local artisans using natural dye and high quality fabric.


Taking the name of Mount Semilir in Central of Java, where the first batik was developed, we hope to be the source of life for our craftsmen and other people in the same way as a mountain.
And true to its name, which in native language means “breeze”, our clothes are designed to be comfortable to wear in tropical climate.