HALFDROP textile design

The Process

Starting a project
Every work of art starts with a stroke of inspiration quickly materialized in a sketch. We like to think of our fabrics as the canvas for our art, therefore all our pattern started as hand drawings or remained that way until printed.
Our inspirations come from a wide range of sources, local traditions and folklore, architectural elements or decorative motifs, the colour palette of a photo we took. We then proceed to create the master pattern and subsequently to build a collection around it.
All our fabrics come in a pattern family, so as to offer you variation within the same style, and often we offer a range of different colours for specific patterns, so that each and every one of our products becomes more personal and more close to your taste.

Printing the fabric.
We use digital printing for all our products, as it is an eco-friendly non wasteful process, which can deliver the expected results in a more time and cost efficient manner, independently of the ordered quantity. This has freed designers from the traditional printing process that implied more steps towards the finished product, with various problems along the way.
The fabrics are pretreated to hold the ink better and to achieve a wider set of colours, and thus optimizing the colour matching, to deliver the expected results as designed on the computer.
The final process is heat setting, which fixes the fabric and makes it a long lasting printed item that can be washed respecting a list of instructions.
We recommend hand wash cold whenever possible, both for extending the colour's life span and also for maintaining your products fabric structure. Natural fabrics shrink or deform in uneven ways when subjected to hot water. We would like you to enjoy our creations for a long time, at their best quality.

Pillows, table linen, curtains? We manufacture all our products in a medium size atelier, where time efficient delivery is less important than skilful craftsmanship. We pay attention to details, and treat every object individually, in terms of cutting the fabric, pattern placement, detail stitching and quality control. Since we don’t produce a large number of items for each series, it is very important to us that the final results exceed the design expectations. Except the stitching, most of the processes involved in manufacturing a product are manual.
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