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Check Out These 12 Homegrown Brands That Sell Batik Items With A Modern Twist

Can start shopping for Raya already. :p

Cover image via Instagram @gerson_batik & The Gentlemen's Bar/Facebook

1. Nyonya Kain

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Nyonya Kain sells a variety of batik products including kaftan blouses, pareos, lanyards, bags, men's shirts, and headbands, among others. There's almost something for everyone!

One reviewer notes that its batik pareos are soft, super comfortable, and look fancy enough to wear for a wedding!

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2. betterthanblouses

Speaking of unconventional designs, betterthanblouses nails this perfectly with its cropped tops made out of batik cloth. And they are so pretty!

Pair it with a skirt or high-waisted pants and you'll be sure to have people asking where you got it from.

They have cropped blouses, regular-sized sleeveless blouses, dresses, and skirts.

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3. The Gentlemen's Bar

Got a wedding to attend soon but don't wanna look too typical?

This Malaysian company sells batik bowties, pocket squares, and ties that can add a subtle touch to your regular attire.

You can also consider them for you and your groomsmen for your own wedding!

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4. Knot Just Headbands

Headbands are back in fashion and what better way to liven up your outfit with one of these quirky ones!

Knot Just Headbands
is a Malaysian social enterprise that sells headbands made from batik. The company aims to keep local block batik factories alive by sourcing material from them.

It also helps local communities earn extra income. Each headband is handsewn by single mums, underprivileged families, refugees, housewives, or self-funding students who have attended intensive sewing courses.

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5. Gérson Batik

Looking for something tailor-made just for you? Gérson Batik can customise everything from blouses to dresses and tops.

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6. Saarat

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If you're looking for something comfortable to wear this Raya, Saarat has great options - can eat till your heart's content without sucking in. :p

Their batik outfits don't just look great, they're also easy to throw on and head out the door. Effortlessly fashionable!

The company also has batik items for the home.

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7. Sridewi.batik

Get heads turning by strutting in one of these batik numbers made by Sridewi.batik.

Established in September 2019, this Malaysian company has batik skirts from size XS to XL.

You can check out their Instagram.

8. Brava Batik

Brava Batik brings a modern twist to the traditional batik style with dresses that are easy to slip into. Ideal for any meeting or formal event!

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9. ChealC

Previously known as SarongbyCM, this homegrown brand makes unique women's wear out of batik.

Wear it loose or tucked into a pair of jeans and you're good to go!
 
You can check out their Instagram.

10. JAF Handmade Collections

Hair scrunchies, bags, and pouches are just some of the batik items you can find made by this Sabah-based company.

Their tote bags are not just useful to carry your daily items in but can double-up as a grocery bag too!

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11. MyBookBudz

Here's something for every book lover! MyBookBudz sews batik book sleeves that can protect hardbacks, paperbacks, and Kindles. 

For those who love travelling, they also handmake passport-sized sleeves.

You can check out their Facebook page.

12. The Sarong

If you can't think of what to buy for your man, brother, or dad, consider a sophisticated batik shirt by The Sarong Malaysia.

They come in many different colours and are great for almost any occasion!

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