I have been embroiled in the task of sourcing eco friendly fabric, custom made cuvcuv labels in the UK which has proved particularly difficult to complete on time.
I'm really quite shocked that no one (yet to my knowledge) is offering that service. If anyone does know of a source, then please share the details as I have had to take the job on myself! Equally, if anyone wishes to take it on, there's an obvious gap in the UK market to print on fabric other than polyester! I'm sure there's other companies that wish to use an alternative.
In the end I sourced 100% organic grass hemp by the meter, exactly what I was looking for, from The Hemp Shop who were so prompt with their next day deliveries, thank goodness, as its all been a bit hair-raisingly last minute! Next was to create a cuvcuv stamp which was fairly easy thanks to the internet.
|materials at the ready|
|measuring 60mm x 30mm|
|pencil dotting in straight lines along the weft of the fabric|
|working in a fabric shop post Uni came in handy when cutting 1000s of labels straight|
|100s and 100s|
|Really pleased with them!|
|that box was soon overflowing|
|packed to send to Indonesia|
|how it will look on a cuvcuv table runner|
I have to say it was a fairly long and laborious mission to undertake; sizing up, stamping and cutting out 2500 labels with dimensions of 60mm x 30mm that my back ached and my eyes stung but to be honest, it was necessary and worth it. Luckily I get to see them in two weeks' time when I visit Lana's workshop.
'Its all a learning' as they say and that saying assumes greater prevalence the older I get.