Offering The Simple Beauty of Batik Apparel

Cleveland, Ohio

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Note from shop owner Zen Batik will re-open in the fall after my summer art shows. Please come back then and see my exciting new look with lots of new designs. In the meantime, feel free to contact me for any reason. Thank You, Steve

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 17, 2018

Zen Batik will re-open in the fall after my summer art shows. Please come back then and see my exciting new look with lots of new designs. In the meantime, feel free to contact me for any reason. Thank You, Steve

Steve Sgambellone

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About ZenBatik

Sales 779
On Etsy since 2008

The joy is in the journey.....

I have been creating and selling batik apparel as my full time occupation since 2005. Since then, I've set up my retail booth hundreds of times at Farmers Markets, Music Festivals and Arts and Crafts shows in areas all across the country. I feel very blessed to have met so many great people along the way and am still growing, loving and learning everyday through this little endeavor called Batik Creations. I am also very grateful to be making my living doing something I love and am forever humbled by the outpouring of love and support I have received over the years.

I love being a part of Etsy too. On Etsy there’s no heavy tent to pop, no shirts to pull out of a van, no rain, wind or blaring sun to deal with. But best of all, I can reach a lot more people online than I ever could at my local art festivals.

So from one veteran street vendor, thank you for supporting Etsy and thank you for choosing to wear and support the creation of handmade things. I hope I’ll get a chance to meet you at a festival sometime soon, or maybe count you among my many friends from around the world.

Gratefully Yours,
Steve Sgambellone
Owner / Batik Artist

Shop members

  • Steve Sgambellone

    Owner, Batik Artist

    I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands. As a kid I was always busy making something. Then a job and “real” life came along. Now I’ve come full circle and am back dabbling in my workshop. Its fun, it feels right and I’m forever grateful for it.

  • Baby Bruno

    Being Cute, Modeling Batiks, Future Heir To The Batik Empire

Shop policies

Last updated on November 22, 2017
Thank you for visiting Batik Creations. I love to batik and have tried to bring a more modern aesthetic to this classic art form. To achieve the Batik Creations look, I combine wax resist images with fun and unusual colors, all on high quality ultra soft apparel. My intent is to create wearable art with just a touch of handcrafted flair, all at a reasonable price.

I truly appreciate and value your business and guarantee your satisfaction with anything you purchase. I hope you’ll decide to buy one of my Batik Creations today for your gift giving needs or just to treat yourself to something unique.

Thanks so much for dropping by my Etsy shop. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Owner / Batik Artist

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Refunds and exchanges are not a problem. To initiate a return or exchange, please send me an Etsy convo and give me a brief explanation of what happened and what you would like to do.

I understand you cannot feel or try anything on, so I gladly accept returns or exchanges. No explanation is necessary. You will however have to cover the return shipping charges. Also, the return must be in the same new, unworn and unwashed condition you received it in. Please be sure you want to keep your items before wearing them for more than a minute or so to check the fit. Complete sizing information is available within each listing so please read it carefully prior to placing your order. Feel free to send me a convo before placing your order if you are at all unsure about sizing. When in doubt, go a size up.

If there is anything you are not happy with for any reason whatsoever, please give me a chance to make it right before leaving a negative review. I will do everything I can to leave you with a smile.
Payment is due at check out. I gladly accept payment thru Pay Pal or via credit card through the Etsy system at checkout. You may also use any major credit card to pay through PayPal without having a PayPal account. If paying with an E-check, the check must clear before your item is shipped.
RATES: I charge one flat shipping rate for your entire order. USA ships for $4, Canada Ships for $7, and everywhere else ships for $9.

TURN AROUND ~ Your items will be mailed within two business days. You will receive a confirmation email with a USPS tracking number when your order ships.

SHIPPING USA ~ I use USPS First Class or Priority Mail. Both come with complimentary delivery tracking and confirmation. Once your package is shipped, it usually takes 2-5 business days to arrive depending on your distance from Ohio. Once USPS.com posts your tracking number as delivered, I have to assume that it was in fact delivered. Please be sure your package has a safe place to land. I cannot replace lost or stolen items.

SHIPPING INTERNATIONAL ~ I ship to our international customers via USPS First Class unless otherwise requested. First Class shipments take an average estimated delivery of 7-10 business days. In some rare cases shipments can be delayed 2-4 weeks depending on customs holds for your country. Please be aware that your purchase may be subject to VAT, import duties, and/or taxes, which are levied once your package reaches your country. I will not mark your item as a gift or otherwise falsify customs information. Customs are the sole responsibility of the purchaser. If you would like to purchase insurance and/or signature confirmation please let me know and I'll send you a new invoice.
Additional policies and FAQs
ANY SPECIAL WASHING INSTRUCTIONS? No not really, just wash in cold water with similar colors, then line or tumble dry.

WILL IT SHRINK? You will get very little to no shrinkage as I shrink everything in the batik process. Your items will arrive preshrunk, prewashed and ready to wear.

IS IT COLORFAST? Yes, every garment is triple rinsed to remove all excess dye. You will see very little to no color bleed off when washing.

WHAT IS BATIK? The word batik refers to the art of using wax to resist dye and create images in fabrics. Hot liquid wax is applied in the shape of the desired image and then allowed to harden. The waxed areas form a barrier to the dye. After dying the fabric, the wax is removed and the image is left in relief. Because the wax spreads out and fractures differently every time, unique patterns are created within each batik image. The art of Batik is the oldest known method of decorating cloth with samples found dating back over 2500 years.