We’re Clara Arnús & Leti Cano and we make shirts for men & women. Our passion is illustrating our own prints and sometimes we also make homewear, wallpapers and uniforms.
Everything started 3 years ago in Shanghai. We both moved to China at the same time for work reasons.
We had this idea of making silk robes, inspired by the divas in the movies of the 60’s.
As we were living in Shanghai we had all the factories and tailors surrounding us, so we came up with the name ‘baTabasTa’ (bata=robe basta=tacky) and we started working on a prototype.
By that time the Art Fashion Fair DAFF was being organised in Shanghai and a friend of us offered us to share a booth. We didn’t finish on time our robes but we made a few silk shirts just to give it a try. What happened next was truly unexpected, we sold out all the shirts and we went back home with a notebook full of orders!
So we became ‘Shirt Makers’ and we decided to set up our own company.
After 3 years working on this project in Shanghai we moved back to Spain and today we’re very proud to present baTabasTa as a ‘made in Spain’ brand that does shirts, homewear, wallpapers and uniforms.
We’ve recently opened our first flagship store at the Hotel Casa Bonay in Barcelona.