Androsia Batik Works Factory
Androsia Batik Works Factory (Next to Lighthouse Club at Fresh Creek off Queens Hwy, Andros Island) — The famous batik fabric and garment manufacturing factory, Androsia, is located on Andros next to Lighthouse Club in Fresh Creek and has been in business since 1973. It is the center of production for the brightly colored authentic Bahamian hand-dyed cotton fabric, with designs inspired by elements found in the island’s environment and Bahamian culture. The company’s name, found on each yard of fabric, represents the Island of Andros and its people, known as Androsians.Batik lessons (with prior arrangement) are offered where visitors can tour the factory, watch the artisans as they wax, cut and dye these beautifully colored fabrics, and make a 2-yard piece of batik to take home with them.
Self-guided tours are available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.An outlet store on the premises offers visitors great bargains on Androsia garments, fabric, jewelry, books, craft items, baskets, carvings, souvenirs, and more! Store hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday and Holidays; closed on Sundays.The fabric can also be purchased throughout The Islands of The Bahamas. See Androsia’s website for more details: www.androsia.com