Baby Batiks Ltd. offers a range of boutique children’s wear for boys and girls from the ages of 0-5 years old.
The clothing line is tailored using beautiful Batik material, a fabric with bold colours and statement prints, traditional to the islands of Indonesia.
The Idea Karen has always had a love for dress making, and an alternative sense of style; an interest which she pursued in London in her twenties. With two babies to look after, she designed and styled Batik children’s wear which sold like hot-cakes at a stall in Brixton Market.
In fact they sold so fast, Karen soon recruited the nimble hands of Uncle Nanda. Together they regularly spent evenings measuring, snipping and sewing away.
Two and a half decades later, Baby Batiks Ltd. was born, but we haven’t changed much.
Karen holds close ties to Indonesia, having married and moved across to work in Bali and Java in the early eighties. Leila and Mariam remain proud of their Indonesian roots.
A fusion of exotic patterns, with classic old English design
Baby Batiks is a fusion of exotic patterns, with classic old English design. Pieces include delicate pinafores, knickerbockers and smocks for the girls, and funky caps, shirts and trousers for the boys.