Ethical and Sustainable: Textiles blog from designer maker. RSS


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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Ethical and Sustainable: Textiles blog from designer maker.

When I created Urban Chintz® sustainable practice was at the forefront of my mind and a world away from fast fashion.  As a designer I believe I have a responsibility; printing must be carried out with the least environmental impact, fabrics chosen with care and consideration to the environment, manufacturing/ sewing is carried out ethically, unnecessary packaging avoided and packaging use must be environmentally friendly.  If my pieces are treasured and made to last they have a greater chance of a long and valued life. Not heading for landfill or dumped on the developing world.  By choosing quality natural fabric, careful sewing and gentle care will enable a garment to last for years and when it does reach its end...

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