Founded in 1986 by Obin, aka Josephine Komara, a textile designer from Indonesia. She is sometimes called a "national treasure" due to her passion for and promotion of traditional Indonesian batik techniques. Bin House is argurably the first 'luxury' brand from Indonesia that puts a true value to the aesthetics and craftmenship in the creation of its textile. The cultural and heritage elements are also USPs for the brand. A textile museum Museum Kain was launched in 2013 in Bali.