Stylish and Sustainable with Batik Boutique

Shibori is an age-old Japanese form of art that shares some similarities to the tie-and-dye technique. Unlike batik where the technique involves resisting the dye with wax, shibori uses the method of tying or clamping to resist the dye which produces repeating patterns.

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In addition to batik, Batik Boutique also make use of the shibori technique in making their products to incorporate a variety of hand-dyed techniques and eco-friendly dyeing methods.  Ranging from men's and women’s shirts to kimonos and scarves, they are available in various designs and colors. Our NEW and favorite apparel is the Shibori Mangosteen maxi dress.

shibori mangosteen maxi dress by batik boutique
shibori mangosteen maxi dress by batik boutique
shibori mangosteen maxi dress by batik boutique

Isn’t the mangosteen fruit purple you ask? Yes! But did you know the leaves which are discarded and unused make for an eco-friendly option for dyeing fabrics Batik Boutique is known for?  

Each piece is hand-crafted by artisans in Malaysia using 100% natural fiber such as cotton and silk making for a more sustainable wardrobe. 

navy brush maxi dress by batik boutique
blue batik scarf by batik boutique
batik scarf brushed steel by batik boutique

These materials are also much more environmentally-friendly. Unlike synthetic fabrics like polyester, these man-made fibers release microplastic into the water which is harmful to the environment.

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Lastly, sustainability does not only applies to the environment, but also to the people involved. Batik Boutique strives to empower artisans from marginalized communities by providing them with employment opportunities and skills to achieve financial independence— all leading to a more sustainable livelihood.

So let’s get shopping, support local artisans, and protect our planet together!

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