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About Us

 

The Batik Boutique is an award-winning social enterprise created to disrupt the cycle of poverty in Malaysia. We train women from low-income backgrounds to produce gifts and fashion accessories made from a traditional Malaysian fabric called batik. 

First, we work with artisan families in rural Malaysia where they create batik textiles on natural fibers.  The artisans use layers of wax and dye to create the designs in a labor-intensive process. Learn about the process.

Next, women create ethical fashion and gift items with this fabric in our sewing training center. Today, more than 50 artisans work with The Batik Boutique to gain a fair, sustainable income and marketable skills.  Each purchase directly benefits the artisan who made it.  Meet our artisans.

We are a proud winner of the MaGIC Amplify Award for Social Enterprises. Watch our story below.