A Collaboration between:
Net Zero Product
Plastic Free Delivery
Small Green Business
Local Coastal Communities
Blue Carbon Ecosystem Conservation
To celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Month, we are in collaboration to support one of our local communities, the batik mangrove makers.
The batik mangrove makers are a small group of batik workers, composed mostly of housewives who receive training on how to create natural batik in order to improve their family economic situation. This group lives in isolated communities with scarcity of support.
You can support them and their families by purchasing a traditional Indonesian eco-friendly batik.
About Batik Bakau
Batik Bakau, Indonesian for batik mangrove, was established in 2013. Batik Bakau is a green entrepreneurship that uses fruit waste from mangrove as natural dye in making eco-friendly batik. The batik makers use unique contemporary patterns (hand drawn or stamped) with inspiration from mangrove coastal ecosystems.
What is Batik?
Batik is a traditional artform and craft that originated from Asia. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries. UNESCO recognized Indonesian batik as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
What Makes Batik Bakau Environmentally Friendly?
The re-use of fruit waste from mangrove to make natural dyes compared to using synthetic dye in conventional batik. This process creates circular economy to re-purpose by-products into quality products. Studies have shown, synthetic dyes contain heavy metals, most of the waste is directly discharged into the environment without going through proper processing first. This can cause a negative environmental effect on the surrounding communities.
Love Batik Mangrove too
To support batik mangrove makers during Independence Month, CarbonEthics and Seastainable.co will help to sell Batik Bakau products on our websites, respectively in Indonesia and Singapore. Promoting batik products that represent Indonesian cultural heritage, environmentally friendly whilst supporting local communities is what we hold close to our hearts.
And it doesn't stop there. We are closing the loop with every one of your purchase, profits will go to restoring Blue Carbon Ecosystems; for example:
We hope you can be a part of our journey in sharing your love & kindness through purchasing Batik Bakau’s beautifully crafted designs. They’re a versatile fabric that can be made in a variety of different clothing items, or you can opt for a batik vegan leather bag.
Please remember to only buy if you need to and recycle your paper packaging!
How To Take Care Of Your Batik Mangrove Product?
Wash your batik mangrove by hand using cold water.
The use of laundry detergent is not recommended. Hair shampoo and nut soap can be used.
Do not twist or wring the fabric when removing excess moisture.
Air-dry it avoiding direct sunlight.
Here is a complete tutorial by Greenability of how to use nut soap to clean your batik mangrove.
Store your batik mangrove away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.
Plastic bags are recommended to protect the fabrics when not being used for long periods of time.
Why Should You Support #ILoveBatikMangrove Campaign?
We are helping batik workers living in isolated communities that have lack of support.
This campaign will help to promote more buyers to Batik Bakau, allowing workers to have dignified work so they can secure a safe income for their families.
You will be purchasing an environmentally friendly batik item that is better for the plant without adding more waste into the waters.
Every Batik Bakau purchase, CarbonEthics will be planting directly to restore and conserve the Blue Carbon Ecosystem, which is estimated to have the highest rate of destruction among any ecosystem on Earth due to human activities.
Help us support #BatikMangrove communities!