FABRICS > Fabric Types (ie Cotton) > Cotton Batik
Shop our diverse selection of 100% high quality quilting cotton. Batiks are a method (originally used in Java) of producing colored designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed. Besides being gorgeous batiks are a "hand up" and not a "handout" to a lot of people (mostly women) in very poor countries. The making of batiks requires a lot of manual labor and therefore the manufactures employ many people in areas that are under developed. You are helping a very appreciative community every time you purchase batiks.