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Hello, We're I Dress Myself

All the way back in 2005, I Dress Myself was founded by Hannah and Peter Conway and began life with them printing in their spare bedroom and washing screens out in the shower.  That wasn't going to work long term and we moved into our first studio in a canal-side warehouse in Nottingham in 2006.  We always strived to live a low-impact and ethical lifestyle and made the important decision to move away from plastisol inks and solvents to only use eco-friendly water based inks, within our first year of trading.  Water based inks are trickier to use as they dry into the screens more easily so we offered a free advisory service to help others move over to water based inks too. 

Seventeen years have passed since we first fell in love with screen printing and, today, we’re proud to produce eco-friendly, high quality shirts for fantastic artists, top galleries and brilliant bands all over the world.

These days, we’re based in the beautiful West Country, where we’re lucky to work with an immensely talented team.

What began as a love for the craft of printing has grown into our way of life, livelihood and lifelong passion.

Our Mission

 

To provide garment decoration in the most sustainable way possible, without compromising on quality

To continually develop our processes to improve sustainability, and prove that the eco-friendly way can be better than traditional, chemical-intensive methods.

To share this knowledge and encourage others to go eco-friendly too.

 

RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR ENGLAND (rDPE) FUNDING

We are happy to have been awarded funding by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for our 'Eco-Embroidery' project.  The grant is towards our six-head state-of-the-art embroidery machine as well as for a couple of other pieces of equipment to help us improve our production efficiency.  This EU funding helped us to create an additional three full time jobs over the next 2-3 years. 

Han

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

Our Services

I Dress Myself - screen printing using eco-friendly inks
I Dress Myself digital Direct to Garment (DTG) printing with GOTS organic inks
I Dress Myself Eco-Embroidery using rayon thread and back made from wood pulp
relabelling garments with custom labels organic cotton recycled
I Dress Myself use plastic free biodegradable T-shirt boxes
I Dress Myself - Stanley/Stella sustainable garment dealer
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