Island Batik is a manufacturer, importer and distributor of cotton batik, rayon batik and hand-printed cotton from Indonesia. Originally established in 1997, Island Batik’s mission is to share the ancient cultural art of batik and hand-dyed fabric with our many valued customers around the world.
The Art Of Batik
The art of batik, a wax-resist fabric dyeing method, has been practiced for centuries in Indonesia and is an integral part of life and religious ceremony. Batik is a way of life for the Indonesian people and it is reflected in the many facets of rural and cultural living. The intimate knowledge of the batik process is what makes Indonesian artists some of the most talented artisans in the world.
Island Batik Products
SEASONAL COTTON BATIKS ON 12 YD BOLTS
Allows your budget a broader selection of design and color.
BATIK FOUNDATIONS – IN STOCK
BASICS, BLENDERS, AND NEUTRALS ON 15 YD BOLTS
Our Basics include a wide variety of solid and multi-colored hand dyes. Blenders feature a wide selection of basic prints and colors. Neutrals offer background lights in cream, butter & ivory hues.
10” SQUARES10” x 10” squares of hand dyed cotton batiks, selected to complement each other beautifully.
STRIP PACKS2-1/2” strip rolls of hand dyed batiks, selected to complement each other beautifully.
RAYON BATIKS ON 15 YD BOLTS
Luxurious drape and soft hand makes this fabric perfect for garment projects.
Our “baker’s dozen” pack of 13 beautifully-finished assorted colored scarves are great for gifts throughout the year.
Island Batik currently employs over 200 artisans and workers who transform our top quality base cloth into the spectacular designs and colors that Island Batik is well known for.
The philosophy of Island Batik has always been to participate in the success, enrichment and development of the community in which we manufacture our batik.
Island Batik has a team of creative designers led by Kathy Engle, the unique talent behind Island Batik’s innovative batik designs. With over 30 years of experience, Kathy has developed a distinctive style, well recognized in the industry.
Island Batik’s main office and distribution center is located in Carlsbad, Southern California. This is where the imported fabric arrives and is distributed to individually owned quilt and fabric stores all over the United States and abroad.
Retailers can visit with a sales representative in their area to view the product and have any of their questions answered. Orders can be placed directly with Island Batik over the phone, online, or via e-mail.