We are delighted to introduce an ethical new design brand. Sika’a.
You are invited to visit their website to read some fascinating blogs on the history of African fashion as well as reports on trending styles and philosophies surrounding sustainable fashion in today’s environmentally aware audience.
Totally inspired by the landscape of Africa these bold patterns abound with rich and vibrant colours. Ideally suited to digital fabric printing, we adore the variety and cheerfulness that greet us when printing these.
Sika’a has a vision to take their label and ethos for this African fashion house onto a global worldwide platform. With regards to sustainable and ethically sourced materials Sika’a is bound to win favour with women internationally.
Dressing in elegant, ethical and beautifully hand-crafted garments they are sure to bring the feel-good factor to anyone who wears these outfits. We wish them great success with their latest new collection.
The processes involved in digital textile printing causes the original fabric to shrink. If you are printing scarves, the size of the finished product will be important to you. For example, if you have square artwork, you will be expecting your finished scarf to be square!
To get the printed fabric closer to the size you need, all fabric intended for scarves must go through an extra step to reshape it. Please allow extra time on your deadlines to allow for this process.
Let us introduce you to the …
The stenter is an enormous piece of machinery that has many uses, including coating our fabrics and reshaping scarf orders.
After travelling through a solution to soften the fabric, it then passes over a flat bed, gripped on the selvedge edges to pull it back into shape.
It’s a long and precise process that needs to be carefully monitored.
If you have selected to use our hemming service, we will check the stentered fabric for you before we begin to finish your scarves. If you are not using our service, it’s up to you to check the size BEFORE you cut out the individual scarves from the fabric length. We cannot re-size after your scarves have been cut out.