During our market research time we fell in love with the Block Printing Technique.
Since the beginning of the Yoga Accessories and Self Care Line’s idea, was very clear that we wanted to create sustainable and long lasting products for the yoga practice and beyond.
Block Printing gives the possibility to make original and unique fabrics for every collection without being tied to the market of industrial printed fabrics. We consider each piece sustainable, eco friendly and a unique piece of art.
Combined with Vintage Fabrics for finishing touches is our way to say: yes, we can do something good for the planet. Read here to learn more:
We love artisanal production because behind the immense daily work there is love, creativity and respect for people and the planet.
Block Printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking, and has been around for thousands of years. There is evidence that it existed as early as the fifth century BC, with actual fragments found from as early as the fifteenth century. It has been done around the world, with roots in India, China and Japan.
Since there is such a long history of block printing, there are many different techniques, but it is essentially using a carved material covered in ink to transfer an image on to paper or fabric. Block printing can be done with wood, linoleum, rubber, or many other materials.
The block is carefully prepared as a relief pattern, which means that the areas showing white are carved with a chisel, leaving the image in black at the level of the original surface.
It is only necessary to ink the block and bring it into stable and uniform contact with the fabric for optimal printing.
The versatility of this technique helps us to nourish our creativity. We have many ideas for the future and look forward to sharing them with you.
We are developing some simple products perfect for Christmas presents, sustainable and respectful of people and the environment.