With 2020 in the house, we asked Elementum founder and designer Daniela Pais to share with us her thoughts about the new year and reflect with us on January, the time for new beginnings. She took us back to her back, to the start of 2007 and to the beginning of Elementum - her Master's thesis 'Clothing Species'.
In a colourful palette and beautiful tiles, Lisbon rolls out its typical streets and endows you with easy enjoyment, letting you wander its beautiful limestone cobbled streets to discover every corner of the city. Effortlessly beautiful and warmly welcoming, Lisbon’s long history and conscious modernizing make it a serene and inspiring European Capital.
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...