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Thread: Hand-dyed Batiks

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    Hand-dyed Batiks

    I have a friend that is serving in the mission field in Tanzania. He is working with a group of women that hand-dye batik fabrics as a fundraiser for some of their health and children related projects. I have no idea regarding the quality of the fabric and I am NOT trying to sell this fabric to you ladies. He has asked me about pricing for sale in the US. He's thinking about $15 - $20 per 3 meter piece (1 m is approx 1 yard). Shipping is not an issue as he has family that is visiting and will be bring the fabric back. Personally, I think this is very cheap for such fabric but again, I've not seen it personally. I have uploaded a picture of the piece I would love to have.

    Any suggestions??
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    That is really nice. Personally I would go with the higher price - $20 for 3 yds of batik is pretty reasonable. Is there any way you can ask him what the base fabric is? That would give you a better idea for pricing. If you have any other pictures please upload them - I know you aren't trying to sell them but someone may see something they just love.

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    Sounds like a very reasonable price. But a lot depends upon the quality of the fabric and how it 'feels'. If it is good quality and the fabric has nice artistic design it could probably sell for more, like $30 for 3 meters.

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    Here are the other two pieces that he has posted. Not sure if he has more. And will ask about the base fabric. Thanks for your input!!

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    Width of the fabric is also a consideration. If the fabric is cotton, of nice quality AND the standard 40 to 44" wide then I would say he could ask for $30 to $35 per 3 miter piece, maybe even more as it is for a very good cause. BUT if the fabric is a narrow width, say only 30" wide then his $15 $20 per 3 miter piece would be in line assuming of course the base fabric is a nice cotton. By the pictures you posted it looks very nice and I too would love to purchase that red with the white swirls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Width of the fabric is also a consideration. If the fabric is cotton, of nice quality AND the standard 40 to 44" wide then I would say he could ask for $30 to $35 per 3 miter piece, maybe even more as it is for a very good cause. BUT if the fabric is a narrow width, say only 30" wide then his $15 $20 per 3 miter piece would be in line assuming of course the base fabric is a nice cotton. By the pictures you posted it looks very nice and I too would love to purchase that red with the white swirls.
    Excellent point. I knew you ladies would be able to help out. And sorry, I've already claimed the pretty piece with the swirls. I love that one!!

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    Hey, I like the blue one! I'm assuming the fabric is cotton, but it might not be. I think the pricing depends on how he intends to sell the fabric. If he wants to sell it wholesale the price would be much less, but it would sell more quickly.

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    He's just posting it on facebook when they have some ready and he has someone visiting to transport it back to the U.S. for shipping. I have asked him about what type of fabric this is but he hasn't responded. Not sure what time it is over there, he often does not have internet and he is often traveling so I'm not sure when he will answer. Seriously doubt if he knows - he'll have to ask the women. Eric is the kind of guy that probably doesn't know there is more than one kind of fabric but I love him anyway - just an overall good person.

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    If any of you are interested in purchasing these, he's going to check inventory and see what he has left. And I will change the post to the seller area.

    They are 100% cotton, 40 inches wide and 3 meters long. That's all he can really tell me.

    Thanks for your help with the pricing suggestions. He appreciated your input!!

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    I am very interested but did not see the post in the seller area.

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    Wow beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigigray032447 View Post
    I am very interested but did not see the post in the seller area.
    The admin deleted the post in the Items for Sale section. I sent you a private message.

    Thanks!

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