In Bali there is a philosophy called â€śGotong Royongâ€ť it roughly translates to â€śWorking together for the benefit of the whole.â€ť That phrase is applied to so much of life on the island where communal harmony is part of the culture and the islandâ€™s essence. You see it everywhere; people build houses together, weave baskets and mats together, and celebrate together. Such a big part of Baliâ€™s beauty is the love the people have for one another. The weaving of the Classic Chain reflects this. This working together - carefully, meticulously â€“ to create something so incredibly beautiful. This is the crux of the island, the heart of John Hardy and why we begin our journey at home.