The way the world is right now, it would be impossible not to talk about our heart. Both myself and my wife Luli are involved in the lives of many people in Indonesia but specifically Bali.
The last two years have been horrendous in Bali. Tourism makes up for 90% of the island’s income. This means that the level of poverty has been horrific. Where possible, we have fed, educated and paid for medical expenses of our own staff and the extended community.
I have been chairman of R.O.L.E Foundation, which educates and empowers women in Bali, through practical education programs, so that they can improve their local environment and develop sustainable communities.
Luli, after being fashion editor for the Saturday Telegraph Magazine, found herself immersed in the lives of people serving predominantly life but some facing death sentences in the prisons of Indonesia. She would visit them regularly alongside helping with medical bills, food and having their families to stay – but mostly loving and caring for these prisoners. This is something we, as a whole family, have embraced and consider a privilege – we call these people our prison family.
We take the same loving approach to people in our factory and offices in Bali. Our aim is to be kind, thoughtful, aware, and conscious of those around us and give thanks for how fortunate we are.