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At the heart of Urban Chintz; Sustainable fashion and textiles

When I created Urban Chintz® sustainable practice was at the forefront of my mind. I intended to create beautiful desirable textiles with as little impact on the environment as possible.  An estimated £140m worth of clothing is sent to UK landfill each year, so I am very clear on our policy    As a small designer brand I know and handle each scarf / pocket square, from conception to sale, knowing each garments story.  Designed for long and valued life We only use natural fabrics We have zero waste.  We offer a Free repair service to increase longevity.  Gentle care will enable our garments to last for years and when it does reach its end it will break down naturally.  However all yarns and processes have pitfalls some larger...

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How has your background in design influenced your style of print? I learnt my craft two pushing the boundaries of two-colour print onto challenging paper stock; the restrictions forced you to focus on imagery, typography and texture. An obsession for detail and precise spacing probably comes from staring at typography and the joy of wonderfully set type.   What led to begin working in this relatively niche area of fashion design?  I was loosing touch with hands on design spending more and more time managing budgets and overseeing work and needed a change so I returned to Art College to study textiles and surface design. It wasn't my intention to set up in fashion design and I am not a fashion designer,...

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