Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something which devises new ways to solve problems, implement solutions, develop strategies, or cut costs which leads to an increase in productivity/ revenue.

In order to create compelling designs, first, you need to have a creative mindset, and some similar traits of a creative mind include; curiosity, ability to take on and tackle new challenges, and the capability to give and accept constructive criticism.

Learning to be creative is akin to learning a sport. It requires practice to develop the right muscles and a supportive environment in which to flourish.

Before proceeding into the Adire Batik business, you need to ensure that you have fresh ideas and designs which would make your business stand out. Here are some of the ways wherein you can get inspiration for Adire Batik Design.

Steps to achieve innovative batik designs. 

  • Knowledge; To create an innovative batik design, you need to have extensive insight on adire, make proper research on the already existing designs (motifs), and their meanings. Having prior knowledge of other designs broadens your knowledge and serves as a guide. 
  • Culture and heritage; Creative ideas for your batik designs can come from remembering significant people/events from our history or taking a walk down memory lane, remembering childhood tales or tools, and then implementing those ideas to your designs.  Beneath are some notable custom-designs we have done for some fashion designers in the industry.
Queen Mọ́remí‘s Print – Styled by Adenike Adegboye, Owner of Denike Online Clothing Line.

Ilarun Print – Styled by  Oyinkansola Bernard, Creative Director of Ako_Africa.

  • Locality; Looking around, there are a lot of interesting things surrounding us which can be implemented into a batik design. Lagos State is one of the largest and most populated cities in the world. It is filled with so many activities, with a lot of hustling and buzzing. Coming into Lagos for the very first time, there is one thing you surely cannot help but take note of. ‘The yellow buses’ popularly known as ‘Danfo’. These buses inspired one of Adire Louge’s best selling designs, ‘Danfo Print’.
Danfo Print – Styled by Preye Uboh, Owner of Korals Kreations
  • Networking; Joining a community of like-minded people who share similar goals with you, can also be a great avenue to rub minds and get fresh ideas. 

Some other inspirations we have gotten for our prints came from nature, wildlife, and even the church. Creative ideas for your Batik design can be gotten at any moment in time, you just have to be open to anything and everything. 

Maple leaf Print.
Giraffe Print.

Do you have ideas you think are very creative and would make amazing designs on fabrics, but you lack the skill required in Adire making. Click the link below and signup for our 30-days online training.


  • Noella
    Posted October 27, 2020 9:12 am 0Likes

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something. I think
    that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little
    bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog. An excellent read.
    I will definitely be back.

    • adire_admin
      Posted October 28, 2020 8:47 am 0Likes

      Hello Noella, thanks a lot for this lovely compliment. Yes, we do have broad knowledge because we run an Adire textile company in Lagos Nigeria. You can check us out on any social media platform to see more, and we would definitely take your suggestion into cognizance and upload more pictures for better understanding.

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