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Januari 2016

How do you spend 5 days in Jakarta: Retail therapy at

independent designer:

Head to Martha Ellen (Jalan Kemang Selatan 8 ) to browse contemporary women’s clothing using traditional Ikat fabrics sourced in Bali. These unique pieces are the brainchild of British designer and Jakarta resident, Martha (Ellen) Nuttall.

Women’s International Club

Journal 2015

Martha Ellen: Ikat design as interpreted by a western


Martha’s work is based on a fundamental belief that Ikat is a handmade craft with unique features that are worth preserving and being made more accessible to the international market.

Indonesia takes pride in its traditional fabrics and with this kind of varied exposure it is guaranteed to reach an elevated stature not only in the country but also worldwide.

Rising Stars: Martha Ellen

The Media Eye August 2015

Soft launching her SS15 collection in London last month, the Ambassador of Indonesia to the UK, Mr T. M Hamzah Thayeb - and his daughter Fitria were among guests who were introduced to Martha Ellen and her eponymous brand which is set to appeal to 'women with busy lives, be they bankers, actresses, diplomats or mothers, who are travellers, independent thinkers and have a story to tell, but most of all appreciate quality and cherish something unique'.

Jakarta Post

Briton Martha Ellen Nuttall is 

redesigning history with her woven 

ikat business.

Like many twentysomethings, fashion designer Martha Ellen Nuttall wasn’t sure what she was going to do with her life. In 2009, the British native was living in London and diligently working to establish herself in the advertising industry. But the creative-minded Nuttall knew she wanted something different.

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Jakarta Globe

Brandonesia Takes on India

This past holiday season, I was very lucky to spend some time in India with family. We visited four cities, each with a different climate, in two weeks, so packing was a huge source of stress for me….

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Dewi Magazine

Modernisasi Tenun Ikat ala Desainer 

Inggris Martha Ellen

Koleksi terbaru Martha Ellen, desainer asal London yang jatuh cinta pada kain ikat Indonesia.

Desainer kelahiran London, Martha Ellen meluncurkan koleksi musim semi 2015 yang berbahan dasar tenun ikat karya para pengrajin lokalIndonesia. Martha jatuh hati pada ragam warna dari kain asli Indonesia, Ia memutuskan untuk fokus membuat
label pakaian siap pakai yang mengkombinasikan karakter desainnya yang modern dengan kain ikat buatan tangan yang tradisional. Martha Ellen merancang sendiri motif dan warna tenunan, ia bekerja sama dengan sekelompok pengrajin di Bali yang menenun tiap helai benang secara konvesional. Ketebalan kain dibuat lebih tipis agar nyaman dikenakan sehari-hari di iklim tropis Indonesia.

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British Designer Makes Ikat a Fashion 


It’s rare to find clothes made of traditional fabric that look modern, clean structured and neither too formal nor too ethnic.

But British designer Martha Ellen manages to do just that with her line of beautiful Balinese hand-woven ikat design that is ready-to-wear and work-appropriate, yet fun enough to wear off duty.

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Up close with Martha Ellen

Young British designer Martha Ellen is a bit of a magician. She has managed to combine beautiful traditionally woven fabric from Bali and Java with cool modern designs to create clothing that is beautiful, striking, and stylish. Martha took some time out to chat with Honeycombers about her unique label.

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Jakarta Globe

British Design, Made in Indonesia

In a sun-filled studio in South Jakarta, designer Martha Ellen shows off her latest collection – finely tailored trousers, dresses and skirts in a rainbow of Balinese weaves.

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