A SNEAK PEAK…at PhotoGanic & local SA brand Non-European‘s
The HAND LOOM fabrics may not be made from 100% organic cotton / certified, but they are created in an eco-friendly manner and the centre where they are aims at developing new techniques of producing totally eco-friendly cotton fabrics using natural dyes which are free from pollution problems generally associated with synthetic dyes and meet the required quality (colour fastness) standards.
- Spinning cotton yarns using solar energy.
- Weaving yarns into fabrics on hand looms.
- Dyeing handloom fabrics using natural dyes.
- Provides employment to rural people and artisans
- It has traditional significance in India & the world over
- Alternative substitute work plan for cotton farming families
- Upholding ancient tradition representing freedom
Cant wait to show you the outcome TOMORROW!
Chat again Soon!
Just a quick heads up from PhotoGanic …
‘Things’ we are just Tres Excited to introduce to you Very Soon!
A clue, you say?
OK. Well if you insist… think along the lines of …
- Soft & luxurious new Organic Knits & Wovens
- Multi-coloured Herbal Dyed Hand Loom Fabrics- we are no longer surrounding ourselves with just white & greige. Its colours time! It is a rainbow nation after all 😉
- Sophisticated Ladies Attire – Think BRAVE, Think BOLD & Obviously Think PRINTS!! and yes, think FASHION eeeeee!
- New natural imagery textiles for all your product design needs
- AND! A squeaky clean new logo look & feel
… ALL brought to you from our brand new & improved WEBSITE, with its very own ONLINE STORE, making it quicker, easier & all the more fun & interactive to get designing with PhotoGanic | Organic Fabrics!
BUT WAIT THATS NOT ALL!
On a More Current Note –
THIS WEEK & HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Textile designs were designed & printed by PhotoGanic, using exquisite photographic imagery captured by Artist Barbi Hanan. The finished design’s are Printed onto a selection of Organic Knits & Woven Fabrics from PhotoGanic’s Organic Fabric Range.The official launch of this collaborative collection will be taking place at:
Cape Town Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
@ the CTICC,
Friday 25 July
See the invite below, & hope to see you there … if you cant make it on the night, be sure to follow our updates for all the pics after the event!
(and the image on the invite will give you a hint of just how beautiful the designs really are! )
Fashion is a force to be reckoned with. It celebrates, provokes, and entertains. And, from April 24th 2014, it’s going to do even more. Because we’re turning fashion into a force for good
who sewed them together, to who grew the cotton in the first place.
DO SOMETHING : wear your clothes #insideout
To question why consumers buy organic food but are not concerned about organic when buying textiles.
They set up a website with an interactive google map where stores that sold organic cotton garments could register and showcase their product range: http://www.bio-fair.ch/ (restricted to Switzerland)They launched public discussions and invited governmental representatives and NGOs, brands, to discuss reasons for buying organic textiles.
This is a question everyone should be asking themselves when shopping for garments. We need to become aware not only of where our food comes from, but WHERE our clothes come from?
PhotoGanic | Organic Fabrics , along with other global sustainable brands is continuously finding ways to communicate what happens on all levels from farm to fibre to storefront. It is important that YOU know, it is your right!
It is not only an environmental issue, but a social issue!
Images and info courtesy of : www.helvetas.org
Key Concepts of SLOW FASHION
- Opposition to mass-produced fashion and praising personal style
- Sustainability as a core value in the garment’s lifecycle
- Raising awareness about the negative impacts of the fashion industry on workers, communities, and ecosystems
- Quality over quantity
- Promoting conscious consumption rather than frivolous over-consumption
- Support for smaller businesses, fair trade, and locally-made clothes
- Slowing down the supply chain to reduce the number of trends and seasons
The findings revealed levels of hazardous chemicals in clothing made for children, who are particularly vulnerable to their the effects.
Chih An Lee, Detox Campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia, said:
“This is a nightmare for parents everywhere looking to buy clothes for their children that don’t contain hazardous chemicals. These chemical ‘little monsters’ can be found in everything from exclusive luxury designs to budget fashion, polluting our waterways from Beijing to Berlin. For the sake of current and future generations brands should stop using these monsters.”
AND Just in time …
To fare us well for our imminent Brand-Adventure to London in April 2014!!
When in contact with the skin it is said to release vitamins A, C, and E a result of natural citrus oils that are embedded in the fabric. This new a new material that combines innovation and responsibility & is one solution to the growing problem of citrus-waste disposal in southern Italy.