SUSTAINABLE, DIGITALLY PRINTED TEXTILES
Unlike conventional printing, this advanced technology offers a full range of colours used in an affordable once off printing process with no wastage of materials. This translates into an abbreviated time from the design to print process with virtually no labour involved only the watchful eye of the professionally trained machine operators. Conventional and traditional printing processes often employ disadvantaged communities that not only provide the textile industry with cheap labour but more importantly the communities are subject to pollution of their own water supply. These communities may benefit from the employment in the short term but the destruction of their environment in the long term can only lead to further impoverishment and ever diminishing quality of life. Digital printing technology does not require huge print jobs to process a design, and can be done to order which is means there is no wastage or over ordering problems.
As the designs are digitally produced it is possible, for a design fee, to customise the colours and it is possible to request a custom design for a special event such as a wedding or specific design project such as a coastal hotel or bush lodge. Please fill an enquiry form on the Profile Contact page should you be interested.
SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS
With the incredible advances of technology, digital printing on fabric is now the front runner primarily due to it’s environmentally friendly credentials and the limitless colours available. The process employed to print my fabrics is a largely waterless technology. The inks are used in a circular system and not disposed into the water system. This is a huge saving for the world’s most precious and vulnerable resource, something that urgently needs to be protected.
The base cloth which is used for printing my fabric range for interiors, is a beautiful linen that has naturally occurring slubs which is part of the charm of the product. The flax comes from Belgium, world renowned for its quality linen products. Flax is the world’s only natural fiber that is harvested, grown and cultivated in Western Europe. No other part of the world offers the same ideal climatic and soil conditions for flax harvesting. The world's flax growing belt is between Cannes, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands where climate and soil conditions are optimal. Linen is considered to be one of the most biodegradable fabrics and is strong and naturally moth resistant. The Flax plant from which it is made is resilient and can grow in poor soil, using far less water in its consumption than cotton..
I hope to be offering some of my designs in this format in 2020
My designs are now bring printed in England and Australia using the digital printing technology as explained above. In the near future I hope to be printing in America also. This will bypass the need for expensive international shipping which will further enhance the affordability and environmental credentials of my products