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<strong>EXPO</strong> <strong>2013</strong><br />

INNOVATIVE<br />

FABRICS, DYEING &<br />

DESIGN<br />

IN ASSOCIATION WITH<br />

AYUVASTRA<br />

PRESENTING SUSTAINABLE &<br />

INNOVATIVE FABRICS, DYE &<br />

PRINT PROCESSES & TEXTILE<br />

DESIGN<br />

IMAGE: DESIGN BY LISA BLOOM


TRENDS<br />

• Prints that pop<br />

• Food for thought<br />

• The Wellness Factor<br />

Images: Top-Aimee Kent, Bottom, Ayuvastra


AYUVASTRA<br />

Products: Produces high quality men and<br />

women's leisure wear/yoga wear, baby wear,<br />

bed linen and fabrics<br />

Ethics: Pioneer in natural, Ayurvedic dyes<br />

and GOTS certified; supporting sustainable<br />

livelihoods in Kerala<br />

USP: Offers organic fabrics, hand dyed using<br />

ancient techniques and organic plants from<br />

Ayurveda, specifically blended to enhance<br />

health and wellbeing<br />

Lead Times: 15 days production and 35<br />

days dyeing, typically around 60 days<br />

Min. Order: <strong>Fabrics</strong> 150 - 200 kg<br />

Connect:<br />

www.ayuvastra.ie<br />

info@ayuvastra.ie<br />

Based in: Ireland Production in: India<br />

Phone: (3531) 4416502<br />

Contact: Ema Staunton


AYUVASTRA


AYUVASTRA


AIMEE KENT<br />

Products: Sustainable printed textiles<br />

Ethics: Uses a special filtration system to<br />

protect the environment from by-product<br />

pollution during any potentially pollutant printing<br />

processes<br />

USP: Offer collaborations, bespoke<br />

commissions and eco-friendly print production<br />

services worldwide<br />

Lead Times: 2-4 weeks<br />

Min. Order: 1 metre<br />

Connect:<br />

www.aimeekent.com<br />

aimee@aimeekent.com<br />

Based in: UK<br />

Phone: (07812) 058685<br />

Contact: Aimee Kent


AIMEE KENT


AO TEXTILES<br />

Products: <strong>Innovative</strong>, contemporary textiles,<br />

made using natural dyes, embroidery, marbling<br />

and digital print. Fashion and Interiors.<br />

Ethics: Transparency is key to the business,<br />

also making use of natural dyeing techniques.<br />

AO works collaboratively with designers and<br />

groups. Image: Collaboration with Debbi Little.<br />

USP: Luxurious, high-end and unique design<br />

and processing<br />

Connect:<br />

www.aotextiles.com<br />

info@aotextiles.com<br />

Based in: London<br />

Phone: (0208) 3554729<br />

Contact: Karen Spurgin


AO TEXTILES


ARANYA CRAFTS<br />

Products: Expertly hand-crafted silk and Enti<br />

silk fabric, as well as tussar, jamdani, kantha,<br />

jute + more<br />

Ethics: One of the foremost organisations<br />

working with natural dyes, Fairtrade and<br />

supporting the unique skills of artisans<br />

USP: Unique, high quality silk & printing<br />

techniques, experts in colour fastness for natural<br />

dyes<br />

Connect:<br />

www.aranya.com.bd<br />

aranyacrafts@gmail.com<br />

Based in: Bangladesh<br />

Phone: (880) 1711520232<br />

Contact: Ruby Ghuznavi


ARANYA CRAFTS


AURA HERBAL<br />

Products: Variety of fabrics like voiles,<br />

poplins, twills, flannels, corduroys, denims, knits,<br />

and silks<br />

Ethics: <strong>Innovative</strong> herbal dye process,<br />

certified by Global Organic Textile Standard<br />

(GOTS) for all natural/herbal dyeing process<br />

USP: Specialises in extraordinary hand blockprinting<br />

with no limitations to design, quantity,<br />

and quality<br />

Lead Times: 1 week for in-stock; 30-45<br />

days for dyeing, no minimum order<br />

Connect:<br />

www.auraherbalwear.com<br />

info@auraherbalwear.com<br />

Based in: India<br />

Phone: +91 - 79 - 25711685 (textiles)<br />

Phone: +91-79-26850126 (clothing)<br />

Contact: Arun Baid


COLOURS OF<br />

NATURE<br />

Products: Naturally dyed yarn, plain<br />

wovens, batik and denim<br />

Ethics: 100% naturally dyed using flowers,<br />

fruits and leaves of plants, working with local<br />

farmers on organic production <br />

USP: Experts in ancient indigo dyeing<br />

techniques, even used for denim, as well as<br />

being masters of Batik<br />

Lead Times: 2 - 3 months<br />

Min. Order: 300 metres<br />

Connect:<br />

www.thecoloursofnature.com<br />

colnature@auroville.org.in<br />

Based in: India<br />

Phone: +91 413 2 622587<br />

Contact: Jesus Ciriza Larraona


KATE WELLS<br />

TEXTILES<br />

Products: Bespoke, forward-thinking,<br />

contemporary textiles with 3D dimenstionality<br />

Ethics: Using sustainability as a creative<br />

driving force, committed to “slow textile”<br />

process, use of natural dyes done by hand<br />

USP: Bridging together art with<br />

sustainability and technology to create<br />

unique textiles<br />

Connect:<br />

www.katewellstextiles.com<br />

K.Wells@derby.ac.uk<br />

Contact: Dr Kate Wells<br />

Based in: UK


KATE WELLS TEXTILES


THE SOCIAL STUDIO<br />

Products: Offers bespoke digital textile<br />

printing onto a range of silk and nylon lycra<br />

fabrics for independent designers<br />

Ethics: Certified by Ethical Clothing Australia<br />

USP: Designs and manufactures on-site high<br />

quality garments using hand-dyeing and digital<br />

printing techniques, based in Australia<br />

Connect:<br />

http://www.thesocialstudio.org<br />

thesocialstudio@gmail.com<br />

Phone: 03 9417 2143<br />

Contact: Grace McQuilten


SLOW TEXTILES<br />

GROUP<br />

Products: Luxury weave, print, knit, stich and<br />

digital design at the cutting-edge<br />

Ethics: A group of British and international<br />

textile designers generating new, forwardthinking<br />

textiles where craft, technology, vision,<br />

collaboration and sustainability combine<br />

USP: Professional members have worked with<br />

some of the most top name fashion houses to<br />

create innovative, bespoke textiles<br />

Connect:<br />

www.slowtextiles.blogspot.co.uk<br />

hi@slowstudio.co.uk<br />

Based in: London<br />

Contact: Dr Emma Neuberg<br />

Images: Slow Textiles Group member, Rachelle Francis


SLOW TEXTILES<br />

GROUP<br />

Images: Slow Textiles Group member,<br />

Lisa Bloomer


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