Tirta is someone who loves natural beauty and comfort; she loves good food, good shoes, and a good sleep. Her belief in how different and fashionable every woman is as a person has inspired her to create Batik Batik. “We must never settle with what is happening around us. I am not saying ‘go extreme’, but to look stunningly different and beautiful inside and out should be what we all aim for," says Tirta.
Every piece is distinctively designed and crafted from the ancient batik raw materials from Indonesia, mostly from the island of Java. Combined with modern materials such as chiffon and silk, each design is original, handcrafted and is a one-off creation to give the much needed individuality & uniqueness to a true Batik Batik woman. One capable to transcend the grandness of the past into modern-day couture. “Batik” fabric itself is not a printed material. It is a form of art, made using a unique and tedious colouring technique.
Batik Batik is an absolutely beautiful addition to the Australia Fashion Industry; it is not only to make fashion more interesting but also to take part of a lady’s life adorning her, every single outfit.
How long have you been making Batik Batik?
How did you get started?
The idea first came up when I arrived in Australia a little over 2 years ago. Looking at how diverse the fashion market is, I was urged to create something different and fun and I was very passionate about it. My friends, family, and my loved one have always been supporting me from the beginning of my journey. My hardworking team has always believed in me. From the day I started designing, putting ideas into reality, I have not stopped dreaming of the big future of Batik Batik.
What is your greatest inspiration?
Women and their unique, beautiful self are the biggest inspirations. They are lovely in their own way and I am dreaming of a world fashionably filled by women who know how to carry themselves in all situations, wearing the perfect outfit.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
The greatest challenge is to get the word out, to have people acknowledge what BATIK really is & the reason why it is very valuable, distinct, beautiful. Batik has gained popularity all around the world especially in the Europe, the land of fashion. Indonesian batik is highly appreciated not only in its home country but also world widely. Batik Batik is now bringing its creations to Australia believing that one day people will know, appreciate, & would love to own the art.
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
To be able to create and getting the crafts out there is the biggest accomplishment in my journey whilst the greatest satisfaction comes from knowing that my customers are happy & satisfied with Batik Batik items & services. I can’t explain how I love our fans & customers. Their comments & appreciation truly inspire me to keep going.