Indigo Batik/Shibori Cotton Scarf/Wrap ~ Jogja Collection

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"I take sustainable fashion seriously. Organic clothing shoppers can rest easy knowing I design the Sympatico collection with respect for the earth and its people. Each piece is handcrafted in the US using eco-friendly, nontoxic hemp and Tencel to offer years of timeless style."
-- Designer Rose Gerstner, Sympatico founder
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organic-dyers-4545.jpgBlue colored scarf made of soft cotton challis. Batik borders and motif centers surrounded by Shibori motifs using organic dyes, in this case, indigo. Made by Batik Jolawe. Measures approximately 64" by 22". Care instructions: Use no chemicals. Do not scrub. Use neutral detergent or shampoo. Extended exposure to sun will fade colors but they will not crock (transfer). Made in Indonesia.

Jogja Collection ~ My daughter Willow lives in Yogyakarta, the cultural center of Java, drawn there by its vibrant arts scene. On a visit to see Willow we shopped for extraordinary scarves, knowing how delightfully they accessorize the Sympatico collection. Combing the batik and ikat workshops of “Jogja,” as the city’s called by its inhabitants, we unearthed some fine examples of textile art. Masters of resist dyeing and fabric painting, Javanese textile artists are among the world’s finest, and my Jogja Scarf Collection reflects that. Because most designs are one-of-a-kind, I have just one of these scarves available.