Pencil urchins

Although I initially planned to include sea creature based designs in my micro algae screen printing project (which I did not pursue in the end)  I still toy with idea of including them in my digital designs work.

Otherworldly Pencil Sculptures by Jennifer Maestre via Colossal 

7 Eco-Friendly Fabrics That Will Disrupt the Luxury Fashion Industry

I continue my research into new sustainable fabrics and found this article on Ecouterre very interesting. Especially the Ecotec project, a yarn made out of a mixed recycled materials, which can be spun into a variety of fabric types.

THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE Bettoni’s audience included several finalists from the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative, among them Erin Isakov of Erin Snow, Britt Cosgrove and Marina Polo of apparel label Svilu, Christopher Kunz from Nicholas K, and Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung. She stood …

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Tinctorial Bloom

This issue from 2010 is reflecting on the environmental impact mass consumption and mass production has on the planet after the effects of the credit crunch two years earlier as well as accumulating natural disasters have change the perception (and expectations!) of never ending supply and resources, be it natural or man made.

I feel that since 2010 the move towards sustainability, in fashion as well as consumption in general, has prevailed and is being taken seriously.

The colour palette shown in this issue is beautiful and resonates with natural dyeing samples I produced. India Flint and Claudy Jongstra, artists working with natural resources I have investigated in the past, are featured as well.

Shelly Goldsmith blog: printed pieces

I follow Shelly Goldsmith’s blog posts with great interest as she is very open in regards to her work and thinking process developing her projects.

As she is using dye sublimation on existing garments in her work ‘Locus of the Dress’ I am particularly interested in how she prepares the garments for printing and her relationship with the inevitable print ‘imperfections’ of printing over seems, embroidery, buttons etc.

In this post she reflects on printed pieces and teaching at the University of the Creative Arts (UCA)

Shelly Goldsmith Blog: printed pieces