I remember batik from my middle school art class.
I think it involved wax and color and a lot of mess. And some weird pattern that involved a whole lot of tie dye and looked very very home-ec gone so very very wrong.
Later in my life and a trip to Fiji changed my perspective on batik and now whenever I see it, I think of the South Pacific and beautiful intricate fabric that has a lovely island feel.Â But I wouldn’t have immediately thought kid’s clothing until I saw Hiho Batiks and their amazing line of kids clothes featuring modern and fun batik patterns on t-shirts, onesies and girls dresses.
Andy Warhol and her own childhood were the merged inspiration for Hiho founder,Â Julia Silver Gordon to start her batik empire.Â Â Julia started almost 15 years ago with a single boutique in Boulder, Colorado that catered primarily to the music business, as she created one-of-a-kind designs for mega rockers such as Widespread Panic, Carlos Santana and Ween.
I love these great t-shirts for boys. So colorful and wearable too.
And the onesies really are killer!
I particularly love the girly heart shirt. And clearly it has the presidential stamp of approval.
But I really dig the little dresses made of comfy t-shirt fabric. Yum!
And get a load of this–Hiho Batik also does kid’s parties, which is almost as cool as the rented bouncy house, but wow! what a different and great craft for a party.