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Penn Yan, NY, United States, 2012/07/31 - Due to customer demand, Sassy Scrubs is increasing the number of batik fabrics that are available for their customers to use when building their own custom scrubs - SassyScrubs.com.
Sassy Scrubs, the custom medical nursing scrub manufacturer based in the United States, announced the expansion of their scrub garment fabric line to include an extensive offering of new batik prints.
Batik Scrubs are popular for their beauty, as well as for the mystique surrounding how they are made. A recent increase in batik scrub sales prompted the company to expand the number of batik scrub fabrics available to their customers to use when building their own scrubs online at the manufacturer’s e-retail location Sassy Scrubs.
Sassy Scrubs is currently in the process of having an exclusive product line of batik fabrics designed and printed just for their customers. The fabrics will include skeletons (for x-ray technicians and chiropractors) as well as a fabric featuring eye glasses (for optometrists and ophthalmologists). “We are very excited to not only offer our customers fabrics that target their clien base (such as a chiropractor wearing skeletons), but also to be able to offer those fabrics in the exquisite and unique form of Batik,” states company President, Karen Bradley.
The process of Batik is a wax resist decorative technique used on fabric. The intricate Batiking process begins with the skilled artisan dying or screening a fabric to create a vibrant color base. Next, one or multiple layers of wax are applied to the colorful fabric to form beautiful designs. Wax designs range from intricate and detailed to large and bold. The application of this layer of wax also preserves the base color of the dyed fabric. Once the initial wax design is applied, additional layers of dye and wax are applied as necessary to provide the stunning depth, texture, and color that is unique to batik fabrics. If a crackled look is desired, the artisan can simply ‘crack’ or break the wax before dying; allowing color to penetrate the fabric in the exposed crack. Once all waxes and dyes have been applied, the batik fabric is finally dipped into hot water, which removes the wax and excess dye, and reveals the artisan’s final pattern.
Sassy Scrubs Batik fabrics are hand crafted using one of these three unique designs methods:
Tjanting tool. Pronounced ‘chanting’, this tool is often made from a hollowed out piece of bamboo or teak wood and then fitted with a copper or brass head or tip. This special tip allows the artisan to apply a free hand design of wax directly onto a fabric. The tjanting tool holds and dispenses hot wax in such a way that the artist can control the pattern laid down by the hot wax with a great deal of precision, giving them control over each unique facet of their artful designs.
Tjap Stamp. Pronounced ‘chop’, A tjap is a series of copper plates arranged on a wooden handle. The fabric artisan will create a design, and a metal artist will make the actual tjap. Tjaps are used to carry the hot wax to the fabric. Using the tjap, artisans apply wax to a fabric by hand-stamping the pre-made design onto the fabric. This method is most preferred when producing large volumes of batik because it is simple and quicker than a tjanting tool.
Sponge or Brush. Using a sponge or a brush, artisans apply wax and/or dye directly to fabric. Sponges and brushes of all shapes and sizes are used to achieve the desired design details. The sponge method is often used for less intricate, larger designs, as it is more difficult to achieve the details necessary with a sponge tip.
The resulting product of this ancient process is a one-of-a-kind fabric, from which customers can order their custom-made Sassy Scrub top, pant, jacket, lab coats, surgical cap and other garments! With colors that are vibrant, stylish and fashionable, Batik Scrubs are ideal for medical scrubs or nursing uniforms. Batik Sassy Scrubs are professional, comfortable, and luxurious; adding a touch of beauty to their customers’ scrubs wardrobes.
For more information about Sassy Scrubs and their line of batik medical and nursing scrub products, visit sassyscrubs.com/.