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Monday, 26 January 2009

Thea & Sami Wrap Dress



While the rest of us were screen-printing on Saturday, Emily Tappenden, our resident fashion guru whipped up this beautiful wrap dress in our freshly printed Marguerite design.  The eco-fabric we have used is a very exciting 55% hemp/45% PET muslin.  Hemp is a wonderful sustainable, natural fibre and PET (short for Polyethylene terephthalate) is made of from 100% recycled plastic bottles.  While I am not a big fan of synthetics, you have to love the fact that this fabric is utilising what would otherwise end up in land-fill and and isn't depleting the Earth's natural resources in its production.

We have sampled another blouse from the same fabric and have printed, washed, dried and pressed it and it has fared remarkably well.  And speaking of recycling, what do you think of our in-house mannequin Justine (so-named by Emily)?  A friend rescued her from being dumped by a major clothing chain store.  It is incredible how many of these poor girls are tossed when they reach a certain age and are now longer shiny and new, kind of like real life?

And if you are wondering why Emily has yet to appear in any blog photos - it's because she is always hiding from the camera but I promise I will catch her soon.

I would really appreciate your feedback on our wrap dress from Thea & Sami's upcoming 2009 eco-fashion range.

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7 comments:

Miss M said...

What a prefect summer frock for frolicing in the sun. Beautiful xx

mygirl said...

WOW Thea,the dress looks amazin' . Have loved following the process from the Botanical garden photo's to the finished product,great design

Thea said...

Thanks girls, I really appreciate your comments. Will be posting more about the fabric printing process soon.

Anonymous said...

I love this print Thea, pretty!

Catherine :-)

Heather Moore said...

Thanks for your comment on my studio dilemma at Skinny laMinx, Thea. It's really inspiring to see what you do in your studio, and great to see all the amazing projets coming out of it! One of my brothers lives in Brisbane, so when I come visit one day, I'll pop around to see it in real life!

jaydeedearness said...

Hi Thea - you were right, the print looks amazing! And so does the dress. Congratulations on a lovely summer outfit :)

le@thirdontheright said...

just saw this on one of your newer posts and had to pop back - juts LOVE LOVE LOVE it - best le xox

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