Baobab Batik is 25 years old!

Els started Baobab Batik in 1991. Since then she has been working with the team to build the sustainable social enterprise we are today. We employ 35 women full time, each of them specializing in their field of the production or within our sales team.

We have many plans for this year, as we believe 25 years in business should be celebrated! And we will celebrate it baobab-style, by focusing on our core values of having fun, being thought leaders and innovators and by working together as a team.

Our celebration will be in September 2016. And leading up to the event we will show you more and more of what we have planned. Here comes the first sneak-peak of the preparations :)


Oliberté + Baobab Batik

We are proud to introduce you to our collaboration with Oliberté; a fair trade certified shoe company based in Ethiopia.

Over the course of the past year we have been developing and producing canvas fabric for Oliberté. It has been an exciting project for us for different reasons. Firstly; it is great to collaborate with partners who have the same focus on social enterprise as we do! Oliberté is the only fair trade certified shoe factory in the world! Secondly; it is great to see our fabric being used for footwear.

Part of our vision is to be innovative, to develop our methods and the way our batik fabric is used. Our collaboration with Oliberté is helping us fulfill this!

You can buy the shoes online at