We met Edwina and her collective of batik dyers three years ago in Accra and from the moment we saw their work, we decided to make it a priority to produce fabrics with this group. As a small business, we experience first-hand the importance of commitment and reliability when working with all levels of our supply chain, and it's paramount that we uphold the same commitments to those who depend on us! Two three later, we've produced twenty unique textiles together, totaling over twelve thousand meters, each hand-printed on cotton sourced in Ghana.

We're so proud to be able to continue to support this traditional textile production process and work with this wonderful group of women!

If you're unfamiliar with the batik process, here's how it works: first, recycled wax is melted and applied to the fabric using a cut out pattern. Edwina and her team create foam stencils, since they're easy to cut and repurpose.

The printed fabrics then go into a dye bath where they can stay anywhere from a few hours to a day! After soaking, the fabric is transferred to another bath where it's heated, to remove the wax. For designs with multiple colors, the fabric is dyed, heated, then dried, then printed and dyed again!