LOA Blog — techniques

SS18 Icebergs: Melt Dye

Posted by Katia Hagen on

Each season I test out a new type of hand dyeing technique. For SS17 it was the shibori technique, for FW1718, it was the ice dyeing. Well, for SS18 I went for a type of tie dyeing technique. The result reminds me a lot of how the surface of water looks when you look at it from underwater. Something I've been doing since I was a kid. I just love how the light shines through and creates a pattern, especially when in the ocean and the waves make movement in the print! Ah! I love it!So for this technique, you...

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How To Dress ECO & Ethical

Posted by Katia Hagen on

Have you set yourself the new year's resolution to dress more eco conscious and/or ethically/vegan? LOA has put together a mini guide to make things easier for you!This is the eco-wardrobe pyramid by Sarah Lazarovic1- Use what you haveThis is probably so obvious. But what you have is more than what you have in your current closet. I don't know about you but I am super hoardy when it comes to clothes. I think, well what if this comes back in style? What if I have kids one day and they want my old clothes? Oh but I wore this...

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Business Cards made from scrap t-shirts

Posted by Katia Hagen on

For a while I have been really hesitant about making business cards. It's part of why I love selling my clothing online versus in a store - I feel like I can reduce so much paper waste! I don't need to make hangtags (that card hanging from the garment that tells you the price and size) and I don't have to print receipts, make signage, etc. Sometimes I feel the need for business cards but deep down it breaks my heart printing out a large amount of cards just so that someone can have my information. I see the convenience...

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About our Shibori dyed garments

Posted by Katia Hagen on

For SS17 we used a Shibori dyeing technique for two of our styles.This is a Japanese technique a lot like tie dyeing. The specific one we used was a triangle folding technique, but shibori can be done in many different ways. It's traditionally used with indigo, but you can do use shibori techniques with any dyes.All you need to do is fold the fabric in different ways and then soak it in dye. Then, unfold it and see the designs! For the Every Flow Dress, we sewed the garment so that just the center back seam was open - this...

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