- Nov. 7, 2019
-- Batiki Designs
was founded by Amelia Gold.
Before Amelia was born, her father made his living in the Philippines producing stunning batiks - an ancient and lengthy process of painting onto cloth using wax and dyes. His growing success as an artist back in the 70's was rudely interrupted by the arrival of her first sister, and then herself. He didn't paint another thing until finally upon his retirement he had the opportunity to return to the Philippines, where his wife, Chita, and extended family are from, to continue his love of batiks.
Amelia's father had hoped to sell his paintings not only to make a living, but also to support local communities in need, having seen first-hand the devastation and despair after Typhoon Hainan hit their home village in 2013. He didn't work alone, he had help from a number of Amelia's cousins, who he had hoped to train up in order to support themselves and their families long after he was gone. Sadly his vision was never achieved when he passed away unexpectedly just six months after starting the business.
Amelia stated that, "
I wanted to find a way to share and sell Dad's art without having to physically let go. I also had to consider that a lot of the originals are huge, and would probably be too big for most urban living spaces, thus the idea of Batiki was born. A future range of over 50 batik designs as prints, cushions, fashion and wall art." also she added, "I have been very slowly building Batiki with my own limited funding, but a lot of the products I would like to manufacture, such as cushions, scarves and full size screen prints are out of reach this early in the process. I'd love to launch the company properly so that I can print onto the best quality materials, whilst maintaining an eco-friendly and sustainable approach to our papers and fabrics."
With just 2 days left in this campaign, your support is needed to raise money to make this a reality. Amelia needs your assistance in bringing her father's dream to life. Please consider getting involved, at whatever level you can, and help "Bringing Back the Batik Style
)" get funded!
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