Sustainable Wedding by The Apurva Kempinski Bali and Local Partners 

The Apurva Kempinski Bali and partners have come together to inspire and seek ways of addressing the important topic of sustainability with another  breakthrough at the resort, this time in the form of a Sustainable Wedding Package. To  promote the activation of this movement, similar-minded key partners are invited. They are  Designmill Co., SukkhaCitta, Puri Ata, Taga Woodcraft, Plaga Farm, Tanamera Coffee and  Balian Water.

Designmill Co. joined the project to lend their expertise with the decoration. Recycled paper  papeteries, wooden chairs and potted plants are utilised to decorate the venue, with hanging  natural fabric and printed customised motifs. The event decorator has brought fashion label  Kaeen, who are known for sharing Indonesian creativity through their fabric. Another partner  from the fashion industry is SukkhaCitta, an award-winning social enterprise that focuses on  changing lives in rural Indonesia, who will be creating the wedding dress. This sustainable  fashion has been recognised with a B-corp certification, which is exclusively bestowed on  companies with social and environmental impact. Puri Ata and Taga Woodcraft provide their  locally handmade crafts, as a sustainable wedding gift. For food and beverages, Plaga Farm has become the resort’s partner that demonstrates accountability for its people and  environment. Similarly, other ingredients are sourced from local producers. Meanwhile,  Tanamera Coffee and Balian Water are invited to participate, as brands that are committed  to respecting the ecosystem and communities with which they work with their products.

Since opening on 1 February 2019, this iconic resort has been implementing a series of  programmes. For example, the resort has been replacing single-use plastic, such as straws, with  biodegradable products. The resort has also been using the rooftop space to grow various types  of greens for a more sustainable kitchen in the resort. Plants are grown in a hydroponic and soil  cultivation system. The Green Linen Artefact was introduced to the guests as a way to enhance  their local experience, and reflect the true craftsmanship of Kempinski. In collaboration with  Diversey, the ‘Linens for Life’ programme provides free face masks made from clean and  hygienic discarded hotel linen to people in the local community who are in need. Meanwhile,  the Soap for Hope programme provides at-risk people with access to soap, and information  about how and when to use it. Soaps from the resort are cut and disinfected and pressed together to form new soap bars.

“By introducing new initiatives, we strongly believe that we can inspire people to incorporate  sustainability into all aspects of their daily lives,” General Manager Vincent Guironnet shared.  “This becomes even greater when partners come together, generating new ways of thinking,  and making a difference.”