The expanding dress that protects your space

It’s an issue that every person who uses public transport has faced at least once in their life, if not daily for everyday commuters: the lack of personal space and invasion of it by strangers. Artist Kathleen McDermott suffered this problem one too many times and decided to come up with something that would solve […]

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The British Fashion Council

Formed in 1983, the British Fashion Council came from the Fashion Industry Action Group, an ad hoc group which was formed in 1981. The point of the British Fashion Council (BFC) is to mainly promote British fashion, showcase British designers and push London as a major player in the international fashion scene. The BFC supports […]

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Missoni does Houses

No longer satisfied with it’s major fashion brand specialising in colourful knitwear, hotels in Edinburgh and Kuwait, designer pushchair line and even having it’s mark stamped on candles, ambitious brand Missoni is now going into the property business.  The Italian label has unveiled plans to give a building complex in the Philippines the unique Missoni […]

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Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing gets its name from the way the dye behaves during the process, changing from solid to gas without going through a liquid stage.  Special transfer dyes are used to reproduce a high quality digital image on specially treated transfer paper.  The printed image is subsequently taken to a heat press where the high […]

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Direct to Garment Printing

Direct to garment (DTG) printing is accomplished with specially modified inkjet printers.  As the name suggests, these printers ink the design directly onto fabric.  In comparison with traditional screen and transfer processes used for T shirt printing, DTG technology eliminates the need for an extensive set-up that inflates prices.  With DTG, customers are no longer […]

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Contracting Out

For people wanting to learn about t shirt printing and test the waters without making a long-term commitment of time and money, contracting out may be a reasonable option.  Once you have determined that you have a design that will sell, you will find that there is any number of local and online businesses like […]

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A Look at What Women Will be Wearing This Winter

Winter tends to mean extra layers for warmth but being bundled up does not automatically mean ditching fashion.  In fact, Mulberry, Daks, Ferragamo, Burberry and Yves Saint Laurent all showcased their autumn/winter lines with tartan pieces being the headliners.  Other designers also revealed their looks for the upcoming 2011/2012 season with tartan as a favourite.  […]

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Printed clothing in for another season

It seems t shirt printing has really taken off; we are now looking forward to another season which utilises prints on clothing. For Autumn/winter a range of clothing hit the catwalk’s featuring printed designs. Pictures from animals to retro prints were used as well as repeated patterns. As we have mentioned in the past you […]

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Vinyl Transfers for T-Shirt Printing

The second most popular method of t shirt printing is probably vinyl transfer.  Special polyurethane vinyl is cut using a computer-controlled cutter.  The vinyl has a backing sheet that needs to be removed before it is put on the t-shirt using a heat press.  This type of printing is often used for work clothes, as […]

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Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

The 2012 fashion collection from luxury designer brand Alexander McQueen is all about ‘bold prints and luxe fabrics’. The range was displayed in June 2011 at Men’s Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, and has inspired many people for next year. Clothing featured at the show included a red-and-white striped long-sleeve shirt with wrap around tie/scarf […]

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