Hemp fiber is very strong, and it will keep a good appearance for a long time. As a fabric, hemp provides all the warmth and softness of a natural textile but with superior durability that is seldomly found in other materials. The process of growing hemp fibres does not need irrigation or pesticides since hemp is a very strong and fast growing fibre. Hemp is extremely versatile and can be used for countless products such as apparel, accessories, shoes, furniture, car and home furnishings. Apparel made from hemp incorporates all its beneficial qualities and will likely last longer and withstand harsh conditions.
Organic cotton eliminates the use of toxic and other persistent chemicals. It improves soil health and increases water conservation. All of these qualities make it a better crop for the environment, for the farmers, and for their communities, but also a much HEALTHIER CHOICE for your skin.
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'.
A little while ago we visited our friends Miguel Neto and Paula Violante, both inspiring and amazing ceramists, for an autumn photoshoot in their studio. We wanted to learn a bit more about them, their inspirations, their work and may be a little more about the connection between fashion and ceramics. Enjoy.
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...