The Batik Boutique began with a friendship between two women.
In 2009, Amy Blair became friends with Ana - a single mother who at the time, was looking for more income to support her family. Ana and Amy began brainstorming ways she could earn an income. Ana was able to sew, so together they bought some batik fabric that Ana transformed into unique gifts that Amy gave to family and friends. Soon, word spread and with it came demand.
Amy founded The Batik Boutique in the belief that women like Ana deserved a fair and sustainable income, and the ability to provide for themselves and their families.
The Batik Boutique's vision is to empower hundreds of artisans like Ana by offering them a fair and sustainable income producing beautiful, high quality fashion and gifts.
Today, more than 50 artisans have worked with The Batik Boutique to gain a fair, sustainable income and marketable skills. Our seamstresses set their own wage and hours. In 2015 we established a sewing center in the community where our artisans live to make working more convenient and eliminate needs for transport and childcare.