Where you spend your money, especially when you travel, is important. Spending at local businesses allows money to circulate within the local economy and in turn, gives back to the community that you've chosen to explore. This is even more prevalent with communities in destinations which rely on tourism who have been markedly effected by the pandemic.
Local creatives Mar and Bonz cofounded TAKSU off the back of the pandemic after their hours and pay were cut to 20%. They decided to invest in creating their own brand, which launched a photography book as their first product. They've put a list together of their favourite local brands and hidden gems for you to support when you are next on the island.
We'd like to thank our friends at @flabbergast.club from the creative Balinese community for curating our guides on the island. You can help support local creatives with Big Bali Bags, proceeds from all bag sales go back to the Balinese community here.