Gelar Batik Nusantara (GBN) is one of the programmes conducted by YBI to promote Indonesian Batik artisans. Since 1996, GBN has been held twice every year with different themes each time. At this event, Batik artisans from various parts of Indonesia gathered to showcase and sell their masterpieces.
GBN has helped batik craftsmen and business owners expand their knowledge in relation to fashion trends, colours/dyes, and innovation in both processes and technologies. Therefore, they are able to learn and adapt in their own sectors.
It is to be hoped that these industry players can be more creative and innovative in batik making – one that stays relevant and modern without losing the traditional Indonesian values ingrained within.