BabeCave Batik is a modern batik clothing label that creates chic, wearable designs that ooze nostalgia and vintage undertones. Their goals? Firstly, to keep the heritage craft of batik alive and secondly, to support local artisan communities in Indonesia.
BabeCave Batik designs everything in house and produces in Singapore with the help of two talented seamstresses. What’s more, the team proudly oversees all of their production and pays living wages. They source their batik fabrics from local shops in Indonesia to empower small businesses and artisans.
The team is involved in their product creation process from start to finish, from fabric sourcing to quality control & packing. Also, their designs are rooted in the traditional craft of batik, a now dying art. They view batik as the pride of Indonesia’s art and fashion. Sadly, cheaper, mass produced textile prints have taken over in recent years.
BabeCave Batik aims to use as little plastic as possible. For example, they wrap their clothing in kraft paper and use eco-friendly poly mailers.
BabeCave Batik strives to continue the appreciation for the Batik culture and Asian heritage via clothing while minimising their environmental footprint. Hence, they create their statement pieces in small batches. This allows them to focus on quality over quantity so that their customers will feel connected to their designs and wear them for a long time. What’s more, they use any leftover fabric from production to make scrunchies and other accessories, reducing their textile waste.
BabeCave Batik only produces in small batches to prevent any unnecessary waste in dead stock. Also, their commitment extends beyond sustainability and ethics to promote the traditional art of batik. Most importantly, any of their future design decisions will continue to support local makers and small, independent businesses.