#ILoveBatikMangrove

The eco-friendly batik made from mangrove fruits that supports conservation efforts

Eco-Friendly

Net Zero Product

Natural Dye

Plastic Free Delivery

Supporting:

Small Green Businesses

Local Coastal Communities

Blue Carbon Ecosystem Conservation

#ILoveBatikMangrove is a collaboration to support one of our local coastal communities, the batik mangrove makers. They 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.

 

Promoting batik products that represent Indonesian cultural heritage, environmentally friendly whilst supporting local communities during challenging times is what we hold close to our hearts.

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. 

 

It takes up to four weeks for batik makers to create one piece of Batik Tulis, six weeks to create an Econic Bag and other pieces, such as Batik Legend, can take up to two years to be produced.

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.

Planting trees for each Batik Mangrove product

And it doesn't stop there. We are closing the loop with every one of your purchase. Besides supporting these coastal communities, part of the 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!

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