After the Batik debacle, a bunch of people were quick to point out that the brand was “not the same as the original Gambar.”
It was originally created as a line of “modern, high-end, athletic, functional footwear,” according to the brand website, but in 2013, the brand’s owners, Gambar and Marcio Bessag, announced that the “original” Gambar brand was coming to an end.
The Batik brand has since morphed into an assortment of footwear and accessories.
For now, though, Batik Batik is still around.
This year, the Gambars will be relaunching the brand in new colors and with new models, starting with the “Bunga Batik” and “Banga” line of high-fashion, athletic shoes.
(Bungas is the French word for “batik.”)
“I feel like Batik’s brand has been hijacked by a small group of people,” Gambar said.
“They don’t have the same passion for the brand as the Gambarian people, and they want to keep it the way it is.”
The brand has a history of taking risks.
In 2012, the Batiks were the first in the world to introduce the “Gambar” line, featuring a collection of stylish footwear that also featured a collection called “Gambo,” a reference to the “gambo” (a small, furry, and often mispronounced “gamb” in Spanish) a native tribal animal in the Gambia.
Gambar says that the name “Bambo” refers to the island’s native language.
The “Banga” brand is a bit of a departure from the Gambaroos’ traditional look, which is traditionally centered around a long-sleeve shirt and a bow tie.
“When we launched the ‘Bungalike’ brand, we were the ones who introduced the idea of wearing a bowtie,” Gambara said.
The Gambar name has also become a cultural symbol for Gambia, with the country’s flag being a red bowtie with a white batik emblem.
And while it’s not unheard of for a brand to take a risky gamble like this with a brand name, Gambara says he and Bessagar are more interested in the brand being “a global brand, with global appeal.”
“We have a long history with brands like Nike and Adidas, and we’ve always been open to brands who do different things.
For us, Batiuk is the first brand we’ve ever taken a gamble on,” Gambiera said.
(Batik and Batik are both brands that have been around for a while, dating back to 2009.)
Batik’s original name is Gambar, but the Gambarias adopted the brand name in the 1960s.
(It’s pronounced “Gaz-ee-kah.”)
The brand name has been tweaked a number of times over the years, but Gambar Bessaga has maintained its original meaning.
(Courtesy of Gambar Gambar)Batik is the name of the Gambara women’s soccer team.
Gambara, who has been playing professionally since 2009, said she had been trying to change the name for a long time.
“I started with the idea that if I’m going to wear a bow, it should be called Batik,” she said.
When it came time to name the brand, “I didn’t know how to do it.
It was a struggle.
It’s been very difficult.
I feel like I’m a bit lost in this world.
I’ve been told I’m too old to be playing.”
But Gambara did get to work on the name.
She asked her daughter to help her with the design.
Batiks are popular with Gambar’s native population of Gambia’s western region.
The Gambarians have an ancient tradition of wearing their hair in a ponytail.
The Gambaris also have a very traditional culture, which makes them very attuned to tradition and wearing traditional clothes.
So it made sense to me that the Gambareans would go with a bow in the name,” Gambarian Bessagi said.
The Gambi’s name also refers to their traditional dress, which includes a number, “Bamba,” which means “long-sleeved shirt.”
It also refers back to Gambar tradition, which dates back to ancient times.
As the Gambarin’s population has expanded, so has their interest in Batik.
Last year, Gambari’s Gambar flag was changed to a batik one.
At a fashion show in New York City, a Gambara fan wearing a Batik shirt said, “It’s the Gambak, Gambak.”