Johni & Lola started their company in 1995. Out of respect for the natural ressources of Java they solely use natural, sustainable raw materials for the production of home decoration and use all materials as efficiently as possible. They love working with quickly renewable plants like abaca, water hyacinth and seagrass. As true pioneers they developed multiple ways to recycle and apply new materials such as newspapers and old cement bag paper. They developed a technique for chemical free processing of pandamus. The raw materials are all locally sourced.

The villages based manufacturing system allows the makers to work from home on their time schedule . This is especially important for women. They can combine work with child care and other duties and earn income as well. Through education and donations Johni & Lola help to raise the socio-economic status of the people in the rural villages.