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