WAXONstudio

Handmade in Asheville | batiked & hand-dyed with love

Asheville, North Carolina On Etsy since 2016

3,245 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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WAXONstudio

Handmade in Asheville | batiked & hand-dyed with love

Asheville, North Carolina | 3,245 Sales

Announcement    Everything listed here is in stock and ships in 1-3 days!

Hot wax, great colors, awesome results. Custom tie-dye and one-of-a-kind hand dyed batik clothes, accessories, and home goods.

We are an open arts & crafts workshop in Asheville, NC. Come see us sometime, and make your own uniquely dyed item!

🔸 follow our instagram! @waxonstudio 🔸

**CUSTOM ORDERS are currently on pause**
If you don't see EXACTLY what you're dreaming of, contact us and we can make whatever size/color/design you want! We draw in hot wax on fabrics before dyeing them, so virtually any design you love can be rendered into a splashy, crackled, batik look.

Multiples & batches are our speciality. Imagine beautifully hand dyed shirts in different sizes so your family/ club/ team can match.

Local? Book parties & events, take classes & workshops in Western North Carolina:
www.waxonstudio.com/book

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 21, 2020

Everything listed here is in stock and ships in 1-3 days!

Hot wax, great colors, awesome results. Custom tie-dye and one-of-a-kind hand dyed batik clothes, accessories, and home goods.

We are an open arts & crafts workshop in Asheville, NC. Come see us sometime, and make your own uniquely dyed item!

🔸 follow our instagram! @waxonstudio 🔸

**CUSTOM ORDERS are currently on pause**
If you don't see EXACTLY what you're dreaming of, contact us and we can make whatever size/color/design you want! We draw in hot wax on fabrics before dyeing them, so virtually any design you love can be rendered into a splashy, crackled, batik look.

Multiples & batches are our speciality. Imagine beautifully hand dyed shirts in different sizes so your family/ club/ team can match.

Local? Book parties & events, take classes & workshops in Western North Carolina:
www.waxonstudio.com/book

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Jessica Kaufman

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Jessica Kaufman

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About WAXONstudio

Sales 3,245
On Etsy since 2016

My tie-dye love affair began while teaching at a summer camp, and I turned it into a professional life-long passion!

I was teaching full time at an amazing boarding school when the idea to start my own batik & tie-dye shop started to really pull at my imagination. I had been self employed before, living in Brooklyn, and although that time of my career was partially focused on dyeing, the majority of my energies were being put into the knitting and fiber arts arena. You can still see over eighty free instructional videos that were produced, starring me, on www.happygocrafty.com. After leaving NYC, I moved back to my native Appalachian mountains to teach crafts and music & dance full time, but only made it two years before I was back in the entrepreneurial seat again.

My concept for WAXON Batik & Dye Studio has yet to be fully realized, though we get closer every season. What I envision is a retail storefront with a studio workshop right there inside; a bit like a "paint your own pottery" model but with fabrics and dyeing. The hot wax will be ready, the dyes mixed and displayed, and all customers have to to do is walk in! This vision proves challenging in a swiftly growing city like Asheville, NC; artists' studio spaces are increasingly unaffordable to artists, and retail spaces come and go fast enough to make your head spin. I fully believe the right combo of foot-traffic + right neighborhood + price point + amenities needed to run a dye studio WILL manifest... and until then, @waxonstudio is open by appointment only and is tucked away in a very "pre-gentrified" part of town (but home to many, many talented artists who don't mind being off the beaten track.

Everything you see on the Etsy store, on our instagram, on the website, and in person at the studio or at summer festivals and craft shows is made right here, in our 500 square foot dye studio, by hand lovingly and patiently, mostly by me (Jess, the owner) or Leslie, a local mama and craftswoman who I met my freshman year of college. Gone are our patchwork corduroys and dreadlocks but we still love playing with dye and creating one of a kind garments that inspire us.

Shop members

  • Jess

    Owner, Creator, Designer

  • Hope

    Shop Assistant

    Hope took a mandala class from Jess a couple years ago and was hooked. She's been part of the WAXON team since July 2019. When she's not at work, Hope is most likely at home ice-dyeing anything she can get her hands on.

  • Samantha

    Shop Assistant

    Sam is a professional yarn dyer and fabric designer! See her incredibly successful work: Over the Selvage.

  • Leslie

    Shop Assistant

    Leslie now lives & dyes in Richmond, VA, but we are scheming on how to keep her as part of the WAXON crew!

  • Zada

    Intern

    Zada is our summer intern!

Production partners

  • Art of Where

    Montreal, QC

    Art of Where turns our handmade batik fabrics into repeatable garments in a sustainable fashion!

  • Asheville Screenprinting

    Asheville, NC

    These guys do the actual screen printing of WAXON's design. They're totally local and work with some of Asheville's best businesses and events!

  • Baat- the Soul of Batik

    Bhuj, India

    From our trip to Bhujpur in Kutch, India— purchased from Anwar Khatri, the artist behind the brand Baat: Soul of Batik. His studio produced this fabric, and we purchased directly from him and shipped home to our studio!

  • Stickermule

    Denver, CO

    They print our designs on stickers!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 17, 2019
Hi all. We are a small business in the heart of West Asheville, where we dye everything by hand (and teach classes & workshops!).

Please be kind with your purchasing actions: we are not a large conglomerate business and we lose money when you need to exchange. Questions about size? Want to see another pic of the thing you like? Just message us! We would rather measure, video, weigh, and try on things for you than send you something you won't like in person.

Visiting the WNC area? Please do come see our shop in person! In general, there's always more in the shop than you see listed here.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
No returns or exchanges on SALE items, sorry.

Sending back a non-sale item for a different size or color? Great! You must cover shipping to send it back to us. We will then pay to ship your replacement item to you. We reserve the right to invoice for additional shipping cost should the replacement exceed your original order in postage.
Payment
Paying through Etsy (credit card or PayPal) is preferred, though if you need something different, just ask.

For custom projects, a full payment is required. No custom projects are begun until purchase has been completed.
Shipping
I believe in the power of our basic USPS services, and love that the affordable postage ("first class") comes with tracking numbers. Unless you prefer to upgrade to Priority, all packages under 13 oz. will be shipped first class.

Priority shipping, which covers even the heaviest of our dresses, starts at $8.00 sent anywhere across the country (we’re in NC).

We cannot be responsible for any international duties or fees you may occur when we ship overseas to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Don't see exactly what you're dreaming of? Contact me and we can make whatever size/color/design you want!

Multiples & batches are our speciality. Group rates available! Quantity discounts, too!

More information

Last updated on May 4, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Everything we make in our studio has been washed several times, and is ready for you to put on and wear, or toss in your own laundry! Just like anything you buy, water on the cool side will help your garment last longer than hot. But you don’t need to worry about our dyes running.

Wholesale availability

We are very interested in developing new wholesale relationships. Just send us a message!