If you have spent any time on the African Continent, it's likely you would have admired local Men and Women dressed in custom made, stunning batiki outfits. East African produced batiki is incredibly distinct, featuring combinations of vibrant colours carrying striking patterns. Every design is unique as they are hand printed, and each colour is hand mixed and fabrics are overdyed multiple times to create unique colour mixes. This batiki has been produced in an incredible outdoor kitchen, heated and mixed in barrels over fires, and is made with beautifully fine cotton fabric and richly coloured dyes.
Our collection of hand stamped and hand dyed Batiki is crafted in Tanga, Tanzania. Our batiki is directly traded from our partner store in Uhuru street, Dar es Salaam. By establishing a store in Dar es Salaam, we are not only an export company but we have created sustainable employment and training opportunities for a local team.
Shirt measurements available, please contact us for details.
Care instructions: as this is a cotton fabric we encourage you to wear it all the time but to give it minimal washing. Wash in cold on a gentle cycle on its own, and dry inside out away from direct sunlight. Warm iron. African Wax Print will soften with wash and wear. As our fabric has been traded across the globe and passed through many hands, it may contain small printing inconsistencies and small faults from production handling.
As we believe in ethical, slow and sustainable fashion we know that online shopping is not the easiest way to choose clothing. If you decide your Men's shirt is not a good fit or the right style or fabric for you, we accept returns for shirts in as-new, unworn and unwashed condition. Please just contact us to arrange a return.
Thank you for choosing to shop small, and for investing in our fabric store in Tanzania and in slow and sustainable fashion created in our studio instore at 330 Melbourne Road, Newport, Melbourne.