Sat-su-ma: From beautiful plant dyes to outstanding garments

Sat-su-ma’s motion is not to objectivize the garment, but rather to turn dressing into an immediate experience. Based in Seferihisar, İzmir, Turkey, sat-su-ma products are 100% cotton, handmade and dyed with plant dyes using traditional recipes. Through the process of dyeing, no toxic chemical compounds are exploited while only local groundwater is used. Unique garments… Read More Sat-su-ma: From beautiful plant dyes to outstanding garments

Searching for alternatives to toxic fabrics by recycling plastic bottles: Quagga fashion label

Bringing an animal that has been extinct for one hundred years back to life may seem like madness, indeed, it has a touch of Frankenstein about it… nevertheless Dr Reinhold Rau (1932-2006) and his team managed to do it, using the breeding back concept, a kind of artificial selective breeding. In 2016, the team managed… Read More Searching for alternatives to toxic fabrics by recycling plastic bottles: Quagga fashion label

Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Memory Basket from Old Clothes
 Guest Post by Nancy Shafee

Nancy Shafee never can throw anything away! She has been collecting fabrics since she was about twelve years old and now makes ‘memory baskets’ for people from their own hoarded fabrics, no-longer-worn clothing or saved children’s dresses, so they have a useful item that still holds all the memories and saves their favourite fabrics at… Read More Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Memory Basket from Old Clothes
 Guest Post by Nancy Shafee

Artists, Nature & the Wonder Begins … (Part Two)

In this part we continue to discover the beauty of eco printing and natural dyes on more textiles but also on felt and on paper To start from the beginning of our journey read Artists, Textiles and Nature the Wonder Begins … (Part One) 1 – Nicola Brown – Clasheen Natural and timeless, I print interior accessories and art to wear using… Read More Artists, Nature & the Wonder Begins … (Part Two)

Artists, Textiles & Nature the Wonder Begins … (Part One)

I thought it would be a good idea to put together a few eco print works to really showcase the variety of techniques that fall under this type of textile art. This variety occurs for different reasons. Each individual artist, for example, is always experimenting and constantly creates new recipes. Eco print artists use different… Read More Artists, Textiles & Nature the Wonder Begins … (Part One)

3 Green Washed Fabrics Everyone Should Be Aware Of By Jenny Thai of Turtlely Tangle

What is green washing? Green Washing is a marketing and PR act many companies use to create a “greener” and eco-friendlier sheen to their appearance. Unsustainable products are advertised to be better than they are, for example through changing names, switching to green or earth toned colours and packaging or simply through a misleading marketing… Read More 3 Green Washed Fabrics Everyone Should Be Aware Of By Jenny Thai of Turtlely Tangle