Kids love the colorful, playful designs. Parents love the soft and durable quality of the handprinted tees. Hiho Batik is a big winner with the whole family. Their line of kids apparel is super creative, and each item is handmade in their Brooklyn space using the batik technique.
What is batik, you might be wondering? It’s an ancient craft hailing from Indonesia that uses wax and dyes to create an image. The design is blended with the fabric, making it really soft to the touch.
Julie Gordon and Robin opened their combination retail / make your own store in Park Slope, in 2012. Kids and adults can design and create their own tees and accessories using the batik technique. The process of making a batik generally takes 45 minutes to an hour.
We love their new collection inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keefe. Colorful waves, flowers and animal skulls get the Hiho Batik treatment.
Julie is a big fan of their neighborhood, Park Slope. “For shopping we love Poppy, Diana Kane, Goorin Bros. Lunch favorites are Lotus for their spring wraps and PHO in the winter, Crepe and Juice for salads and fresh juice. We are all addicted to Konditori coffee and gluten-free chocolate walnut cookies. Biercraft for a weekend growler.
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