Tropical Tantrum's Batik Fabrics
Tropical Tantrum is famous for our beautiful colors and quality hand painted batik fabrics. Our color combinations are unique, durable, and crafted with care to retain their vibrancy and soft, silky feel. We take great pride in our fabrics - they are truly the hallmark of our clothing and accessories. The batik process is one that has been used for thousands of years to create beautiful fabrics of all kinds.
What is Batik?
Batik is created with a technique called "wax-resist dyeing". The fabric is printed with wax, which resists the color of dye. The wax is then removed to reveal a pattern. Multiple applications of wax and dye create intricate and beautiful designs and depth of color.
Although experts disagree as to the precise origins of batik, similar processes can be traced back 1,500 years to Egypt and the Middle East. Samples have also been found in Turkey, India, China, Japan, and West Africa from past centuries. Batik has evolved over the centuries into a great art form, featuring intricate patterns and beautiful colors. Present day Indonesia is the home of some of the finest examples of this craftsmanship. Though based in Kauai, Tropical Tantrum is proud to produce our fabrics in Bali as part of this elegant, artistic tradition.
Tropical Tantrum uses fabric with a high thread count to maintain the integrity of our batik colors and designs. The result is not only beautiful, but also extremely soft and comfortable to wear.
Simplicity best describes our instructions for garment care. Below are instructions to insure that your Tropical Tantrum clothing maintains its beauty. Proper care will keep your garments looking like new for years to come.
Alternative care options include dry cleaning, machine washing on the gentle cycle in cold water, line drying.
How do I determine my Measurements?
XXS XS S M L XL 1X 2X 3X 4X 0 0/2 4/6 8/10 12/14 16/18 20/22 24/26 28/30 32/34 Bust (In Inches) 36¼ 37¾ 39¼ 41 42½ 45¾ 48¾ 52 55¼ 58¼ Waist 36¼ 37¾ 39¼ 41 42½ 45¾ 48¾ 52 55¼ 58¼ Hips 37¾ 39¼ 41 42½ 44 47¼ 50¼ 53½ 56¾ 59¾ Length 33¾ 34¾ 35½ 36¼ 37 37¾ 38½ 40 40¼ 41
The four measurements that will help us to determine your size are your height, bust, hips and waist.
- Height will determine the length of the outfit. People smaller in stature normally need things shorten. People taller in stature will need length added. We at Tropical Tantrum want to accommodate you and here is the information that will help draw our conclusion. The most important measurement will be from you shoulders to your just above your ankle. With that measurement you'll be able to make a perfect fit in length in any of our tropical collections.
- Bust measurement is the upper circumference around your upper torso. Place the tape measure around your back and ensuring the tape is always properly aligned. Ensure you place the tape measure in the largest portion of the breast and upper back torso.
- Waist measurement is the middle circumference using your belly button for alignment. Place the tape measure around the lower portion of your torso and ensure the tape measure is properly aligned. Tape measure should be loose fitting for the desired fit.
- Hip measurement is the lower circumference around the buttock. Place tape measure around broadest area and allow ¼" loose fitting to ensure the perfect fit.