Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sustainable, Ethical, Local Fashion & Textiles

Last week we had the pleasure of visiting the wonderful, new Colour Box Studio in Footscray, to take part in a forum on how to be sustainable, ethical & profitable in the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Industry.

The panelists above are Dale Cornell of New Model Beauty Queen, Vicki Sterling of Bonds Clothing, Simon McRae of Ethical Clothing Australia and myself. 

A big thanks to the lovely folk at Colour Box who organised & hosted the night - it was really informative & very encouraging to see so many people keenly interested in producing and showcasing wares in a sustainable manner. Lara & I were saying how much a relief it is to now have a shop we can ACTUALLY SHOP AT! Yay!

Fairtrade undies! Yes we bought some :)

We were so pleased to visit this wonderful new enterprise and encourage any of you Melbourne locals to head on over to their lovely little shop where you can buy all kinds of local, ethical clothing and accessories! So great - go team :)

They also have a Pozible Campaign happening at the moment, so for any of you not in Melbs, here is your chance to shop and support Colour Box - a community creative hub!

xx Teegs

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Forté Apartment - more pics!

Our very talented photographer Natalie Jeffcott sent through some more photos from Forté (the eco apartment we fitted out the other week), and now that we've waded our way through yet another heat wave, we finally have enough energy to show them to you!

It was so exciting and inspiring to see the apartment come to life, with huge thanks to a bunch of talented locals who contributed their wares, time and energy. We love that these sort of projects really allow us to share the vision we have for our textiles when we design and print them. It's one thing to see a length of fabric on the print table or rolled on a tube, but another thing entirely to see our prints transformed into a curtain, blind, bedlinen or upholstered chair. We hope you find these pics as inspiring as we do!

Forté living room - furniture by Grandfather's Axe, tableware by Shelley Panton, curtains by Bradley's Curtains & Blinds, rug by Armadillo & Co

Table & chair by Grandfather's Axe, tableware by Shelley Panton

Tableware by Shelley Panton, curtains by Bradley's Curtains & Blinds

Forté master bedroom - ceramics by Abby Seymour, artwork by Miso

Forté second bedroom - chair by Tane Re-Loved, roman blind by Bradley's Curtains & Blinds, lamp by Wilkins & Kent, artworks by Ghost Patrol and Beth-Emily, rug by Armadillo & Co

Artwork by Ghost Patrol, ceramics by Abby Seymour, terrarium by Squiggly Rainbow

xx L