Touch A Life X EB: Empowerment Through Batik

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50% of sales from the Batik Fabrics (and Mud Cloth Bags) go directly back to the students at the Life Academy’s Sewing Collective in Accra, Ghana. When you buy a handmade Batik Fabric or Mud Cloth Bag, you’re doing more than just getting a textile. You’re giving a young student the opportunity to do something with their life, to become something.

 

Meet Emmanuel

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Touch A Life security guard turned batik printing master, Emmanuel, teaches the students at the Care Center in Kumasi, Ghana how to create vibrant patterns by hand using this ancient technique.

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Young students, like  Maame Yaa, get a chance to take a break from school and express their creative side.

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What is Batik?

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Batik is an ancient form of wax-resist dyeing. First, a design is repeatedly stamped onto fabric by using hot wax on wooden stamp. The fabric is then washed, revealing the wax-resisted pattern.

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So…what do you do with a Batik Fabric?

Batik fabrics can be used hundreds of different ways in craft projects or throughout your home.

A batik fabric can be used as a tapestry, and easily added to a wall to instantly brighten a space. You can throw it over a couch, chair or table to add a vibrant pop of color that doubles as a conversation starter. If you like to sew, you can even make a pillow or a new bed for your pet! The possibilities are endless!

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Photos Courtesy of Nancy Borowick

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