5 Fashion Industry Guidelines for Creating Stunning Textile Patterns

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

If your goal is to have your textile designs make it into the fashion industry, you’re in the right place. I’ve put together five guidelines regarding designing textiles…

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Customized Garments from 3rd Rail

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Over the years we’ve heard from many up-and-coming designers who want to start their own clothing line featuring their pattern designs but don’t know where to turn for…

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Children’s Trends: Tutti Fruit

Monday, June 30, 2014

*Post by Claire Carey. Image credits (clockwise from top left): Boden, Esprit, Scotch & Soda, Soft Gallery, Indikidual, Zu, Juju bunny shop, Bouffants and Broken Hearts, Juju bunny shop.   Pattern on right by Claire Carey Each month…

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Product Feature: Sarah Joy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

British textile designer Sarah Joy Frost is a Textile Design degree graduate and is currently enrolled as a Postgraduate at Nottingham Trent University studying Textile Innovation. She is…

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Featured Designer: Charlotte Linton

Friday, May 31, 2013

In yesterday’s Sellable Sketch chat a student asked how she could stay inspired and create truly original patterns. “My work looks like everyone else’s…” My answer was to…

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Featured Designer: Belinda Crossley of Brkich

Friday, April 26, 2013

As businesses grow it is often difficult to find the right balance between staying involved in the process and letting go of certain tasks. Outsourcing aspects of one’s…

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Mario Troise and The Hermès Scarf

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mario Troise specializes in product and brand development, and recently published a short video showing some of the process behind the famous Hermès scarves. This video showcases the…

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Featured Designer: Sara Gunderson

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Today we are excited to feature some gorgeous prints by freelance CAD artist, Sara Gunderson. Sara studied Fashion Design at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, but…

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Behind the scenes at milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

– Interview by Chelsea Densmore Today we are excited to share an interview with Amélie Charroin and Marie Colin-Madan, the design duo behind the French scarf label milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre. Amélie…

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Tannhauser & Noé & Zoë

Friday, April 5, 2013

Since I am now obsessed with children’s clothing, I was extra excited when Tannhauser sent over these images of their recent collaboration with Noé & Zoë. The perfectly…

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