We're still looking for people to join our crusade to distribute badges this month. Be ingenious; leave them on bus seats, put them in peoples pockets, leave them on counters, put...Posted in Other Stuff by Hannah on Tuesday 2 December 2008
We source tote bags and tea towels from Bristol-based Bishopston Trading. They import organic cotton goods from rural India with the sole aim of fair trading.
AND everything is sent out...Posted in Ethics and Environment, Other Stuff by Hannah on Tuesday 2 December 2008
Don't know much about this one but we like the posters. I don't know if it refers to a garage sale last June or next June but apparently they're Christmas presents...Posted in Design, Screen Printing by Hannah on Thursday 27 November 2008
Today the Public Interest Research Centre will present the 'Climate Safety' report in Euston, London.
With Arctic sea ice melting away faster than anyone had predicted, the climate seems more sensitive than...Posted in Ethics and Environment by Hannah on Thursday 27 November 2008
Its that time of the year when we have to empty the shrapnel out of our pockets and i have to suck on a hairy humbug found at the bottom of...Posted in Ethics and Environment, Other Stuff by Emma on Wednesday 26 November 2008
We are constantly looking for more ways we can reduce our impact on the environment and today I started looking for an eco-friendly courier company.
After trawling the internet for a while...Posted in Ethics and Environment, Other Stuff by Helen on Friday 21 November 2008
We've just heard that the E-on offices (just round the corner from our studio) have had a power cut! Now that's karma for you. Apparently their poor call centre operatives are...Posted in Ethics and Environment, Other Stuff by Hannah on Friday 21 November 2008
Does anyone know of any interesting art collectives or screen printers in Berlin? In fact, we'd love to hear about any vegan restaurants/cafes, galleries and zine shops too. We're travelling over...Posted in Other Stuff by Hannah on Friday 21 November 2008
During the month of December we'd like up to 100 people to help us distribute our mountain of badges at a modest 50 badges per person. Distribute them how ever you...Posted in Other Stuff by Hannah on Wednesday 19 November 2008
Hands are important at I Dress Myself. We've resisted the change to automatic printers because we appreciate the craft involved in the screen printing process. It means we are in control...Posted in Screen Printing, Ethics and Environment, Thoughts by Hannah on Wednesday 19 November 2008
We've just received a sample pack of the new EarthPositive tote bags from Continental and are amazed by the colours. You can get them in black, red, khaki, green, purple, blue...Posted in Screen Printing, Ethics and Environment by Hannah on Thursday 13 November 2008
We've just moved house from a rented house to a (much smaller) detached flat that's part of Ned's housing cooperative in Nottingham. Co-operative life has been great so far and...Posted in Ethics and Environment, Other Stuff by Hannah on Tuesday 11 November 2008
I must admit I haven't had a chance to try this out yet (my food growing achievements so far amount to a herb box in my living room window and a...Posted in Other Stuff by Helen on Friday 31 October 2008
We finally sent out our first e-newsletter yesterday and got a really positive response to it. A big thanks to Alun from Multiple Design for making it look nice...Posted in Design, Screen Printing, Other Stuff by Hannah on Wednesday 22 October 2008
We collaborate with Colormaker Industries and recently got a tester pack of their new water based printing inks for paper and have decided to use these Permaprint inks for all...Posted in Screen Printing, Ethics and Environment by Hannah on Tuesday 14 October 2008
We get through a lot of tape here as we are constantly rebuilding boxes to package up tee orders that we've printed for people, so it's great to find a tape...Posted in Ethics and Environment, Other Stuff by Helen on Friday 10 October 2008
Our 'Ode to Modbury Town' tote bag by Conway and Young is currently in the Original Format exhibition in Plymouth. It's the first in a series of exhibitions featuring a...Posted in Design, Screen Printing by Hannah on Monday 6 October 2008
We love Laura McCafferty's contemporary textile artworks created using traditional techniques including hand-stitched applique and screen printing.
We worked in collaboration with Laura to produce limited edition screen prints for her exhibition...Posted in Design, Screen Printing by Hannah on Sunday 5 October 2008
Unfortunately our landlord unwittingly signed a long-term energy contract with E-on. E-on are generally considered the worst offenders with plans to open a series of new coal-fired power stations. We were...Posted in Ethics and Environment by Hannah on Friday 3 October 2008
This series of 'T' designs by Daniel Eatock are limited to only 50 tees of each design. But are you a courier, helvetica or akzidenz grotesk fan? Decisions, decisions.Posted in Design, Screen Printing by Hannah on Wednesday 1 October 2008
On September 10th, 6 activists were found not guilty of commiting the offense of criminal damage at the Kingsnorth Coal Fired power station in Kent owned by the energy company E-On....Posted in Ethics and Environment by Pete on Thursday 18 September 2008
This month, satellite pictures have confirmed that, due to global warming, the north pole is now officially an island for the first time in it's history since before the last ice...Posted in Ethics and Environment by Pete on Thursday 18 September 2008
We like the way Fitch have had their tees packaged up. They've all been tagged with screen printed swing tags, rolled up and put into poster tubes. With the labels on...Posted in Design, Screen Printing, Other Stuff by Hannah on Saturday 30 August 2008
Disposal instructions for Permaset inks suggest that waste water can be poured onto the garden - apparently the nutrients help fertilize the plants (although not every day). Obviously you have to...Posted in Screen Printing, Ethics and Environment by Hannah on Friday 29 August 2008
We're in the midst of a large print run for Fitch. Ten of their young designers have designed a T-shirt and they're printing a limited edition run of each...Posted in Design, Screen Printing by Hannah on Saturday 16 August 2008
We love these tees and the cause. Commando Festival is based in Edinburgh but you can join in from anywhere in the world.
The rules are very simple:... Posted in Design, Other Stuff by Hannah on Tuesday 5 August 2008
I spent a couple of days this week walking with the climate caravan, a group of people walking and cycling the 60 mile route from Heathrow to Kingsnorth in Kent, calling...Posted in Ethics and Environment by Hannah on Thursday 31 July 2008
The Royal College of Art initiated a 3 year research project called RCA/Print Digital, which investigates the future of print and culminated in a limited edition, digitally-printed book called Control Print.
"If...Posted in Design, Screen Printing, Thoughts, Other Stuff by Hannah on Friday 25 July 2008
New limited edition prints by the Bonsai Projects are now available in our shop.Posted in Design, Screen Printing, Other Stuff by Pete on Friday 25 July 2008
I've been looking at my carbon footprint using a really useful calculator at myfootprint.org. Apparently the average person in the UK has a carbon footprint of 48.1 gha (global...Posted in Ethics and Environment by Hannah on Tuesday 22 July 2008
From Monday our supplier is reducing the price of their EarthPositive tees for Men and Women. This is because their production process - from spinning to packing - is powered by...Posted in Ethics and Environment by Hannah on Saturday 19 July 2008
As well as visiting the terribly nice people at Print Club London at the weekend, we also popped into the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green to have a look...Posted in Design by Pete on Wednesday 16 July 2008
35 Illustrators. 35 Edition and hand signed prints. 35 Pounds each. We went down to London at the weekend to go to the Blisters on my Fingers screen print exhibition organised...Posted in Design, Screen Printing by Hannah on Tuesday 15 July 2008
Hulloo.........Emma here the new addition to the family.Well i've been here for one and a half weeks now and what a breath of fresh air. I have my creative head back... Posted in Thoughts by Emma on Wednesday 9 July 2008
The amount of plastic waste in the sea - an average of 46,000 bits of plastic float on or near the surface of every square mile of sea - is enough...Posted in Ethics and Environment by Hannah on Saturday 5 July 2008
Even Daniel Eatock's envelopes are great. We received this in the post today and were suitably impressed (as we are with most of his stuff) with such an intelligent yet simple...Posted in Design by Pete on Friday 4 July 2008
We came across the stapleless stapler about a month ago and it still gets me every day. A stapler...without staples. Brilliant!
You fold the papers over at the...Posted in Design, Ethics and Environment, Thoughts by Hannah on Thursday 3 July 2008
We had a "getting organised in the studio" day today. Here's us with some new shelves.Posted in Thoughts, Other Stuff by Hannah on Thursday 3 July 2008
We're happy to welcome Emma Godfrey to the I Dress Myself team this week. Emma has an impressive ten years screen printing experience and will work closely with Helen to run...Posted in Screen Printing, Other Stuff by Hannah on Thursday 3 July 2008
I found this interview with Aldous Huxley the other day in which he talks about the ecological problem of an accelerating population and a limited environment.For the relevant part... Posted in Ethics and Environment, Thoughts, Other Stuff by Pete on Monday 23 June 2008
This is one of a series of limited edition Kate Moross screen prints that we printed for an exhibition at Pure Groove in London. They've recently moved premises down the road...Posted in Design, Screen Printing by Hannah on Thursday 12 June 2008
We don't like flyers. They're a waste of paper and just end up in the bin. In fact we hate all things disposable. We like to create more permanent things -...Posted in Screen Printing by Hannah on Wednesday 14 May 2008
Here's a sneak preview of the Nick Saunders tee 'cosmo'. Nick did work experience with us in Spring 2007 before he went off to get famous. Here he is sporting his...Posted in Design, Screen Printing by Hannah on Tuesday 13 May 2008
Our new website is up and running and we love it. Have a look at our new products and be a part of the website by adding your comments to...Posted in Screen Printing by Hannah on Monday 31 March 2008
We're featured in December's Computer Arts Projects' special issue on fashion. We worked with Nottingham design studio Multiple to produce a special tutorial on designing and screen printing a...Posted in Design, Screen Printing by Hannah on Tuesday 22 January 2008