If there’s one thing that we millennials love, it’s bringing back classic pieces and breathing new life into it. In its golden days, people donned batik through traditional Nyonya kebayas, formal “uncle” shirts and fans. Now, batik brands are on the rise.

Today, batik makes waves through more unconventional routes, from vibrant summer dresses to accessories such as earrings, handbags and most recently, face masks.

With a whole slew of new designs and colour palettes, batik is here to stay! Here are 10 batik brands that we absolutely love from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. It’s time to feast your eyes on these intricate designs.

Batik Brands In Malaysia:

1. MaryamBayam

Bohemian-chic meets batik is the only way to describe MaryamBayam. Their gorgeous batik fabrics are sourced all the way from the state of Terengganu, with their accessories handmade in Kampung Chelet, Malaysia. Talk about quality! You can find almost every cute necessity here— traditional wear, face masks, scrunchies, headbands, and even a personalised gift box for your loved ones.

Website: MaryamBayam – Better in Batik

2. Oh Dayang

In need for some fun accessories to jazz up your whole look? Oh Dayang is definitely the place for you. If you’ve never thought of adding the traditional pattern to your jewellery, you’ll want to now because their range of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces are stunning and unique. Each piece is handmade in small batches, so if you’re all about one-of-a-kind pieces, then Oh Dayang is the perfect batik brand for you!

Website: Oh Dayang

3. Gérson Custom Made Batik

Here’s why we love Gérson: Not only do they make beautiful batik pieces but they customise and tailor-make them to be perfect for you. This family-owned brand started in the 1990s in Klang, Malaysia, but in more recent years found its way onto the Instagram feeds of the trendiest fashionistas in Malaysia! Get matchy-matchy with couple #ootds, and even level up your pet’s wardrobe with a cute batik bandana!

Website: Gérson

Batik Brands In Singapore:

4. YeoMama Batik

This brand is all about its mother-daughter founder duo! Inspired to bring batik to Singapore after vacationing in Yogyakarta in 2017, MamaYeo and her daughter Desleen created their very own Batik brand, YeoMama. Carrying sizes up to UK18, their flattering pieces are perfect for a day out in the hot and humid Singaporean climate! They even design cute jumpsuits and activewear so you can rock batik even when you’re working out.

Website: YeoMama Batik

5. Vespertine


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Combining batik couture and French romanticism, Vespertine puts the emphasis on “speaking from the heart” (cri du cœur). The brand’s designer, Emmanuelle Chiau, is of  French and Chinese parentage, and describes her designs on the website as “an attitude”. With their unique silhouettes, and flattering cuts, we’ll take all the “attitude” we can get!

Website: Vespertine

Batik Brands In Indonesia:

6. Warangka Batik

If you love a sleek and minimalistic look, this is the place for you! Warangka Batik is all about a clean silhouette that is tres chic. It’s the perfect place to check out if you’re looking for office-friendly outfits with a feminine touch.

Website: Warangka Batik

7. Oemah Etnik

Looking for something comfy and cute? Oemah Etnik, is just the place. Representing Indonesian culture with their brand tagline “A piece of Indonesia everywhere you go”, their pieces are for people who want an outfit that is total #goals while not sacrificing on comfort. Their batik PJs are also super breathable and chic. These sustainable batik pieces are all crafted by local craftsmen, so each piece is unique and will definitely make you stand out in a crowd.

Website: Oemah Etnik

Bringing Batik Back In Southeast Asia

Young designers are working tirelessly to keep the traditional Southeast Asian craft alive for many generations to come. We’re really heartened to see these batik-ful fabric be reinvigorated into modern sartorial trends and styles.

Batik, once worn for special occasions, is now accessible to everyone for all occasions — including sleep!