African tribal textiles February 27, 2013

We love what these guys do! Tribal textiles is a mix of traditional African art with contemporary designs, drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings. Each piece is drawn and painted by local Zambian men and women in a rich palette of hand-mixed colours, providing jobs in an area where employment is scarce. Their objective: to create unforgettable and exquisite textiles whilst working in harmony with nature and benefitting the local community. It’s so inspiring to see that they began in…

We make t-shirts! February 24, 2013

A new product that we now have available is placement printing onto t-shirts- we were so excited to give it a try in the studio! Below is a sample t-shirt that we made on a polyester toddlers t-shirt. T-shirts are available in toddlers, youth, mens and womens t-shirts. Please get in touch for more information. Step 1- Print heat transfer and measure and tape down onto t-shirt. Step 2- Press at 200c for 60secs and remove heat transfer.

Romance Was Born- Australian Fashion label February 23, 2013

One of our favourite local fashion labels doing digital printing with style is Romance was born. Below is their Mushroom Magic collection from 2013, creating an unreal world that makes you feel truly absorbed into a sense of freedom. We love their use of beautiful pastels and soft tones.

21st Laser Cut Invites February 22, 2013

Personalised custom designed 21st invitations with a for a special 21st birthday celebration. Engraved on Bolsa Wood, these invites provide a unique & classy look.   Here is the result below…

Tips on starting your own fashion or accessory business February 17, 2013

Starting your own fashion business is an exciting adventure but it’s important to be aware of some of the key challenges that you might come up with whilst setting up. There are 5 key factors to consider: What is your niche / speciality and who are you selling to? You need to make sure that what you are offering has a need in the market. Finding a niche in the market is the best way to see a faster success rate…

Pins by Lydra Personalised Laser Cut Business Cards February 17, 2013

For our fashion label Pins By Lydra we wanted something fun, something memorable, something worth keeping. We wanted a business card that left an impression. The idea behind the label is that you can make the world into a pair of leggings. See images below and for more info about making your own business cards, please visit here.

Profile: Harvest Textiles- Fun, funky and something different! February 11, 2013

Harvest Textiles is a team of women who share a passion for quality handmade textiles, the joy of learning, community and sustainability. There are two facets of their business: – Screen printing / workshops- They offer an extraordinary amount of workshops, seminars and events at their Brunswick location. – Their label- Which is Harvest textiles and they make clothing, homewares, accessories, yardage and DIY contemporary kits. Below are some examples of their beautiful work and designs.

The process February 11, 2013

A quick example of our wonderful printer churning out some wonderful fun patterns for a students project!

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