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Photo of Androsia fabric
Sponge stencils used for creating designs
Fabric dying process
Fabric dying process
Dyed fabric being hang to be sun dried
Dyed fabric hang to be sun dried
Fabric being cut by staff member
Fabric being sewn by staff
Fabric being sewn by staff
Sewing machine and other sewn Andros items in Batik
Inside Batik store
Items in Batik
Woven basket that includes Androsia pieces
Woven craft that includes Androsia pieces
Woven basket that includes Androsia pieces
Photo of Androsia Place mats

The famous batik fabric and garment manufacturing factory, Androsia, is located next to the Lighthouse Club in Fresh Creek. It has been in business since 1973 and 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 Monday-Wednesday (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.), Thursday and Friday (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.), and Saturday and Holidays (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.). The store is closed on Sundays.

The fabric can also be purchased in stores throughout The Bahamas, and it is often incorporated into the design of household and gift items found throughout the islands. And, many authentically Bahamian restaurants will use some form of the fabric in their decor.

Seasons Open: Year Round

Accessibility Notes

Persons with mobility impairments will need help accessing the Factory.

 Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

The Androsia Factory is Family-Owned and Operated.  Established in 1973, their goal was to showcase the natural beauty of a then newly independent Bahamas and engage with the local community on their beautiful island of Andros through these hand made textiles. These values are still implemented into their Androsia products today with love and pride.

 Pet Friendly Notes

No pets are allowed.

For More Information, Contact:

Ms. Casey Birch

General Delivery, Andros Town, CS
(242) 368-2020

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 24.721648000
Longitude: -77.785247000
Elevation: 43 FT (13 M)
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