IOAN & KR Batik Tunic

IOAN & KR Batik Tunic


Please note this garment is undyed or naturally dyed, and/or printed by hand. Color variations are to be expected and are not a defect.

  • Indigo 6 -
  • Acacia 6 -
  • Rubia 2 -

Acacia 6


The Process Copper, wood, wax

The process starts with a hand-drawn design, which is then crafted into a stamp, in this case made by folding metal strips into a unique form.

This design is then dipped into hot wax and then pressed onto 100% organic cotton fabric in preparation to be dyed. The wax is then melted away by dipping the fabric into boiling water once it has gone through the hand-dyeing process, revealing intricate patterns left by the wax’s resistance.

The Land Home to indigo and the finest organic cotton

The Indian subcontinent extends from the Himalayas in the North to the coastal plains of the South. This overwhelming diversity in climates, landscapes, and culture, has provided an extensive palate of vegetable and mineral pigments to Indian dye houses for thousands of years. The etymology of the word ‘indigo’, originates from the Ancient Greek ‘indikón’, meaning ‘Indian’, as the dye from the Indus Valley Civilization was traded with Ancient Greece.

Scientists believe that cotton was first cultivated in the Indus Delta, circa 6,000 B.C. India’s landscapes are highly conducive for cotton-growing, however only less than 1% of cotton grown is pesticide free and non GMO. This stark contrast has sparked all the more reason for the evolution of the Clean Clothes project, dedicated to the production of quality garments in a sustainable way.


The Craft Indonesian technique adapted for IOAN Clean Clothes

This traditional way of wax printing designs onto garments has been practiced for ages, first originating in Indonesia and following trade and commerce to spread into neighboring regions over time. Already established in India, our Clean Clothes project has been producing high quality garments dyed through the indigenous Indian process of using natural pigments for the coloring of fabrics. Although originally Indonesian, we have adapted the Batik technique in order to develop a sustainable process to stamp garments that combines the Indian natural coloring technique and honors the Batik tradition to create IOAN patterns. All of our efforts express our commitment to creating sustainable industries that produce superb products in a responsible way.


The People The Batik team

A family run hand stamping and natural dyeing workshop in Hyderabad, India who understands that the biggest threat to the handmade and heritage craft sector is the active discouragement of the next generation from joining the family trade. We believe that by working with these producers and helping them earn a fair price for their hard work is a step in the right direction, “Ensuring that all our rural partners are treated fairly and that they and their families have consistent work”


From the land to the finished product, all within a perfect environment, working to bring production back to the original makers.

  • Raw Material: India
  • Processing: India
  • Cut And Sew: India
  • Dyeing: India
  • Labels: India
  • Hang Tag: India
  • Packaging: India

Responsible Trade

Re-invigorating, re-introducing local ancestral techniques, adapting to modern need.

From the ground to the finished product, made at the source of the raw materials.

Organic, recycled or biodegradable materials and processes.

Worldwide team members and partners receive more than average wages and salaries.

No intermediaries or agents, every production is developed and monitored by IOAN.