Does Western fashion Labrador the glue holding this 2020 shitshow together shirt. have a role to play in preserving those artisanal crafts? Bousso mentions Italy’s Ethical Fashion Initiative, in which luxury brands partner with African artisans to produce clothing and accessories. More importantly, she sees an opportunity for African designers to re-brand artisanal work and thereby curb the country’s reliance on fast-fashion chains moving in from China. More and more of them are moving into Africa and undercutting artisans on price, and shoppers are increasingly drawn to brand names and mass-produced goods, rather than the bespoke artisanal clothing and shoes they grew up with.
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And then, well, that’s where we come in Labrador the glue holding this 2020 shitshow together shirt. Discharge ink removes the dye from the t-shirt. This exposes the natural colour of the cotton which is then ‘re-dyed’ using pigments that are resistant to the bleaching qualities in the discharge ink. The fibres of the shirt are recoloured so your t-shirt and print can breathe. Have a look at the photo below and you’ll see a close up of some discharge prints. As you can see, the finished product is still all t-shirt and no heavy deposit of ink, which is what you would get with a traditional plastisol print. There are, however, certain limitations to its powers: It won’t work on royal blue, kelly green and purple material. It gives interesting/great (depending on your taste) results on polycotton and triblend t-shirts, we’ll explain this further in the triblend discharge blog post, coming soon!If it were us, we’d go for a discharge print all the time, but it’s a matter of personal preference and it depends on your brief. Hopefully this post will help you out. Having said that, it’s hard to convey just how soft something is in a photo so if you want to drop by, you’re more than welcome. Be warned, though, we can drone on about this ink for hours! We are proud to say that we’re pioneers of discharge ink in Ireland and are the only commercial printer offering these super soft prints.