Bringing Batiks to Canadians
It started at Ground Waves - Charlee and her business partner Jude's store in Perth Ontario. We introduced a small sampling of batiks products: wooden bowls with batik patterns and batik silk scarves. Not surprisingly - many customers liked what they saw.
Then we launched a series of "POPUP" sales in Perth assisted by Popin2Shop Facebook https://www.facebook.com/POPin2SHOP/
Instagram a couple of years ago (https://www.instagram.com/finebatiks/) and added that to our way of communicating to people about our batik collections. Instagram not only brought us a more diverse group of followers but also several Indonesian batik makers with whom we have been able to connect with when in Java.
This year, for a second time we participated in Fibrefest (https://mvtm.ca/almonte-fibrefest-2020/) in Almonte Ontario, organized by the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. We also had the pleasure of being invited to sell our batiks at Indofest in Ottawa/Gatineau - sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy in Canada.
Now with this webpage we hope to be in contact with an even broader range of Canadians - and others!
Check out our blog for more information and stories about our activities here and in Indonesia.