Thursday, June 28, 2007

In The Beginning....

Hello, It's Thursday June 28th and we are very excited to see our first strikeoffs--fabric samples--tomorrow....These are our very first prints, 'Wavelength' and 'Anemone' and we can't wait to see our art printed...after 23 years designing textiles in New York for many other manufacturers, it is thrilling to finally be producing a product of our own...we've had some minor challenges printing on our hemp because of the natural 'lignens' in the fiber. The fabric is resisiting the dyes slightly so we will have to iron out this printer says it will be fine and we believe him. (Of course we are reading everything there is to know about printing on hemp anyway)
And by the way...if there is a textile printer in the Northeastern US who is using fiber-reactive dyes certified by "The Global Organic Textile Standards" body...or is at least aming their company in that direction ....please call us...currently the only printers we know of are overseas.
and since our goal is to 'decrease' our environmental footprint...we would much prefer to print here in the US...
And for those of you interested in samples...we hope to have our yardage by early August.
We'll keep you posted. thanks and ciao for now.
Dawn & Deborah

Thursday, June 21, 2007


OLIVEIRA TEXTILES has just created this blog so that we can keep you, our customers, informed about what we are up to.....our road towards sustainability.... including the challenges, successes and current green news.

Stay tuned....and thank you for visiting.

Dawn Oliveira
Deborah Oliveira-olson