Started in 2019, Letasi Design Studio is the first exclusive Handmade East African Batik store. All products and items are made using batik fabrics which are 100% authentically and ethically handmade by talented Batikers in Uganda and Tanzania. The batik fabrics and the designs are made starting with plain 100% woven cotton, wax (as with the true batik technique) and dyes.
It is our mission to promote the batik artisans and the endless potential of products that can be made using these fabrics. All of which can be used in all areas of our lifestyle from home, fashion and accessories. We are also on a mission to collaborate and work with more creatives to take this East African product to the world.
To preserve and promote the traditional African Batik Making skill with innovative and modern batik products and services. Through this we aim to support and encourage the creativity of the African creatives and artisans.
To see mass appreciation and value for authentic handmade batik fabrics and to see an even bigger respect and support for the talents and creativity of African entrepreneurs and artisans.
How we do it!
Environmentally Conscious, and comfortable
Produced with high-quality cotton, and only on-demand, our new production system helps us ensure that we play our part and are easy on the environment.
With this as our guiding principle, we strive to make sure that we deliver products that are:
Limited Edition prints
We aim to make them as unique as they are beautiful. This means you’ll have a one of a kind item that will last you a lifetime. Yes they may very well be similar but just like the DNA of twins, they will always be different and individual. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
We believe that investing in your business means investing in your people. That’s why we do our best to ensure that each of the batikers receives a fair wage, and encourage them to maintain equitable workplace practices.
Made to Last
We use quality materials produced to withstand multiple washes, outdoor activities, long office days, and multiple trips in the washing machine.
One of a Kind
Due to the unique nature of the materials used to create them, each of our batik products will have a slightly different look. Worry not! You never have to worry that your style won’t stand out.