Paul Ropp started his career selling marijuana rolling papers with the U.S. flag on them in New York. He made so much money from this venture that he funded his world travels and wound up in Bali in the 1970s. He and his wife started buying and selling clothes between India and Bali. Now Ropp has dozens of shops on Bali and franchises around the world. All of his fabrics originate from over 5,000 Indian workers who operate in home industries to produce intricate, colorful silks, cottons, and wool. Each piece is a bit of bohemian Versace; embrace the company slogan: "Clothes for people who prefer to be naked."
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