Thursday, May 26, 2011

Emerson College Interview - Design schools show signs for a green future

Last Fall Tara Raiti - an environmental studies student at Emerson College conducted an interview with Oliveira Textiles and several other designers and educators. Her focus was on Education and Fashion. Since I've been teaching my "Green Textiles for Home and Apparel" class at The Rhode Island School of Design's Continuing Ed dept., for several years now, this was a great fit and turned out to be a really informative interview. The interview was shown on Survive and Thrive Boston". There are 2 segments.

Design schools show signs for a green future

By Tara Raiti 12/08/10

Fashion design degrees at major art schools in New England, such as the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Rhode Island School of Design, offer nearly 30 general courses in areas such as detailing techniques, design, and pattern making. But now, teachers and students are embracing an emerging niche to satisfy the desire to be eco-conscious in fashion. Discover what's being done now and in the making for the future of an eco-conscious fashion education by clicking on the videos below.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ureka - New Patterns!

Blogger seems to be back on track finally…so I've re-posted our new fabric images.

Hi everyone, I am thrilled to announce that we have some new patterns that have just arrived:
New Madeira Vine in green and pink colorways,
Paradise in blue,
Ripple Effect in pale green,
Planktivore in pale green/blue.
They are all on our 100% hemp herringbone, Oeko-tex approved reactive dyes. These new patterns are a bit smaller in scale and have a softer palette than our first collection (they did in fact start out considerably brighter since that is my preference…but for technical reasons beyond our control……yes indeed) They would be gorgeous as draperies, upholstered headboards and of course pillows! I can't wait to start making up some new items for our shop. If you are interested in any of these limited edition fabrics, please don't hesitate to request a swatch. Call the shop at 401-396-9194 or e-mail us at .

Friday, May 13, 2011

T-shirts from Oliveira Textiles too!

And don't forget that we are printing Ladies' t's (s, m l & xl ) with our signature sea-inspired theme. water=life. Until our website's shop feature is completed just call our Bristol shop for pricing and ordering. 401-396-9194 Cheers, Dawn

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oliveira Textiles Studio - now open!

Greetings and thanks to all visitors last Saturday to our soiree and shop opening. Our new working studio / shop is officially open and I am loving this new, organized, bright, cheery place of work. It's a dream to be here and I am inspired to create lots of exciting new fabrics and products. Please stop by if you're in Bristol or call for more details.
Oliveira Textiles / 219 High Street / Bristol, RI / 02809 / 401-396-9194