I'm Endah Purwanti and I was born in 1977 in Denpasar, the capital of Bali. My father worked for the Indonesian government, and my mother was a stay-at-home mom who took care of us. I'm the firstborn of two children. I consider my childhood fun, because my house was located near a river and rice field. Playing in a paddy is really amazing when you're a child. And on Sunday, my grandmother would usually sell vegetables and fruit in the nearest market. I used to go with her to help.<br><br>At the age of 19 after graduating from senior high school, I started working in a boutique in Legian, a well-known spot for international tourists. There, I learned to speak English when foreigners visited the boutique. That was fun for me. I met many foreigners with many different characteristics. There were humble, nice and friendly people I was always happy dealing with. But there were also rude and really unfriendly customers. And the best part is that I had to be friendly even to rude people, which taught me how to be humble person.<br><br>Making batik is complicated for some people, but I found it interesting. I studied batiks from the basics ? how to make them, how to treat them and which motifs are best for clothing. My first design was a kimono. Starting from that time, I kept learning to make other clothing like tops, pants, dresses, and more. Trying new things is also one of my hobbies and maybe that's why I never stop learning. Reading books, magazines, and newspapers are the things I do in my spare time. Not just for entertainment, but also to look for new designs and watch today's trends.<br><br>Thank God, I met a man who completely supports me and pushes me to work and to learn more things. That man is now my husband. There is one thing we do like doing together ? taking care of cats. We have a lot of cats at our home. Mostly, we adopted them. It is fun and joyful for me having these cats. With their company, we are never alone.<br><br>Knowing my designs are worn by people who seem to like them really makes me proud. From there, I know I need to keep learning to create lovely new designs and then produce them. Thank you for letting me introduce my clothing to people around the world.