In the batik process the garment is first drawn with wax. Then we paint inside the waxed design. Once the paint is dry, the design is covered with wax so that the wax resists the penetration of the dye. Then the garment is placed in a dye bath using reactive fiber dyes (meaning that the dye soaks in the fibers of the shirt). The dye is permanent and will not fade after repeated washes.
After the shirt has been dyed, we boil all the wax; this causes the garment to shrink a little, but also defines the dye. Once all the wax is boiled, we wash and dry it. The garment has been prewashed so that it will not shrink or bleed in your wash.
Wash in cold water with colors like. You can dry the shirt over medium heat.We hope you enjoy our batiks.