Sustainable fashion is about more than just organic cotton. From the fabrics we source to the packaging we use, to the way we make our clothes, we’re working to minimize the negative impact the fashion industry has on our planet. We believe in slow fashion, buying fewer and better, sourcing materials with respect for the earth, transparent supply chains, and valuing the people involved at every stage of the production process.
Our prints represent the coming together of colours, textures and shapes through sustainable methods. We don't use any harmful inks or chemicals, and we are happy that our garments are not harmful to humans or the environment. Today we want to share the story of our prints: How we create and make them, an artistic and DIY process of expression and spontaneity. Serigraphy Serigraphy is a combination of two Greek words seicos (silk) and graphos (writing). In our prints, we use eco-friendly inks and sustainable screen printing practices. Usually, screen printing involves placing a fine mesh screen. The frame which holds the mesh could be made of diverse materials, such as wood or aluminium, depending on the sophistication of the machine...
We recently collaborated with Lisbon based painter Daniela Krtsch for her exposition ‘Facing Youth’, at Porta 14 Exhibition room in Lisbon 2018. Last December, we stopped by her studio to say hello, and talk about herself, her work, Elementum’s shirt dress and fashion.
Next weekend we will be at the most amazing market of sustainable products &services happening in Portugal.The Organii Ecomarket will take place in Lisbon at Armazém 16 Marvila. On 27 & 28 of October from 10h to 20h. More info at: www.organii.comSee you there?
To complement our knitwear we developed Elementum woven pieces. A capsule collection made in Portugal featuring classic but multi-functional easy-to-wear pieces such as trousers and long sleeve shirts/dresses. For this pieces we use Portuguese fabrics in organic cotton, tencel or lyocell, in a familiar color range.