ethically-sourced in Indonesia where our batik fabrics are made using natural 100% cotton.
Batik is an ancient art form that even predates written records in
Indonesia. There are many types of this technique that all share the
concept of wax-resist dyeing where melted wax is used to cover
previously dyed or undyed fabric so that a subsequent application of
wax will not penetrate those areas.
Most of the Wrapsacks
fabrics are made using the cap batik technique where a copper stamp is
used to apply the hot wax to the fabric. Then a variety of methods are
used to create special effects in the dyed areas.
Some of the more common
techniques involve sprinkling soda ash on the fabric or wrinkling the
fabric while it lays out in the sun. Yes, the sun is your best friend
when making batik as it helps strengthen the colors and makes them
color-fast and resistant to fading.
Batik is an art that provides useful employment for many Indonesians
Not machines, but real people. Your support helps us help these
peaceful people keep a wonderful tradition alive.