Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Strike-off Success

Wedensday August 15,
Well, we received our new strikeoffs last Friday and we are happy to annouce that they look very very good! We are extremely pleased with the colors and 'hand' of these new samples....with a couple of color adjustments, we will be ready for production this month. Finally. It's been a long process, but a great education....we will continue to research and develop our eco-friendly fabrics....stay tuned for new experiments. ....will inform you of upcoming venues for Oliveira Textiles.
thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 6, 2007

You Go Girls....

Hello everyone.
Just to update--we are expecting our new strikeoffs this week and of course are anxiously waiting. It's just thrilling to see our designs finally printed. As soon as we approve them we will add the photos of our fabrics to the site and begin sending samples to our prospective agents. It has been challenging to say the least to meet all the requirements of the organic guidelines but I can say with confidence that we have done our level best to manufacture a safe and healthy product; one our customers will love. We really aim to create a unique, 'designer' level textile, while staying true to our mission: ...."producing environmentally-friendly fabrics that combine fine design with sustainable material". As well, we are constantly researching new technologies that will help us achieve these goals.
The Digital Printing Process in textiles is what I consider to be one of the most exciting new avenues in the industry and one in which we plan to educate our customers . There have been impressive strides made in the wearability of these kinds of fabrics with regards to lightfastness, washabilty, and overall durability. We have every intention of moving in this direction with future collections while maintaining our traditional screen printed collections.
Look for new prints and colorways over the coming months.
We're standing at the edge, waiting to leap.....and FLY!
Thanks for your time and interest.