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What Is the Ancient Technique of Block Printing?
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What Is the Ancient Technique of Block Printing? Block printing is a relief printing technique that uses a carved material (typically wood, linoleum, or rubber) to transfer ink onto fabric or paper. The block serves as a stamp, with the final product resulting in a mirror image of the carving. Woodblock prints can range from small images intended to be repeated in a pattern to large works of art that require a large printing press to print. In the past, these were also used to print entire books. Depending on the size of the knife and the quality of...
Meet the Designer: Ophelia & Indigo, Ethically Sourced Indian Printed Cotton
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Thoughtful Production We want to create beautiful, well-made, well-priced clothes with minimal waste and environmental impact. It was essential to us when we began O & I that we found a trusted manufacturing partner who shared our values and worked in an ethical and sustainable way. We are producing small-runs of each collection to minimize wastage and designing made-to-last pieces with a timeless quality that can be worn year after year. Collaboration and Community A vital component for us is to work with and support like-minded creative people. We have had incredible support from our local community and friends...