Skye Batiks was started in 1987 by Therssy and Gavin Major in Armadale on the Sleat Peninsula, Skye. For the first two years all the batiks were made on the premises in a purpose built workshop. Almost at once it was difficult to keep up with demand, partly because the drying time on Skye can be measured in months and partly because some batiks take up to three days each to make. Changes had to happen in order to survive and grow.
In 1990 the workshop was moved from Armadale, down the road seven thousand miles, to Therssy’s back garden in Sri Lanka. New facilities were built and have continued to expand as the demand on Skye for our unique style has grown. They have been producing their goods this way now for twenty years and in this day and age of ethically sourced goods they can proudly say that they have been providing employment for some less fortunate folk in a small fishing village in Sri Lanka all this time. They do not have conditions dictated to them by an umbrella organisation, rather they operate the way they do because they believe it is right and fair.
Phone: 01478 613 331
Isle of Skye