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Batik: A process close to our heart

Posted: Oct 22 2014

Batik process


As we prepare for the arrival of our glorious Summer collection, we take a closer look at Batik, a process that will feature in some of our key monochrome pieces.

Batik is a technique of manual wax-resist dyeing applied to the cloth. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water.

Batik is a favoured technique for Goddess of Babylon designer Choni, who loves the hand crafted look and appeal you get using batik. Batik creates a really organic feeling, every piece becoming a one off which we think is something special.

Featured from our Summer 14/15 Collection principessa dress – batik stripe, portofino pants – batik stripe, davita mini dress – diamond batik

Batik images: credit flickr


Stephen Kennedy

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