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Interviews and profiles of featured Designers, product announcements and behind the scenes info.

Benart

In this week’s highlight, let us introduce BENART, founded in 1946 by Ben and Art and forty years later, was bought by the current owner, the Bibeau family. A family owned business that specializes in neckwear for both corporate and promotional use. Benart works with designer Nathalie Hall who has mastered fashion marketing and fashion design. She’s an inspiring creator...

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AniZet Designs

In this week’s limelight, let us introduce AniZet Designs. Founded by Christine Tatilon and Marc Reppin to bring warmth and energy to your personal style and home with bold designs and bright colours. In building AniZet Designs, this duos’ main focus was to be a part of a local economy and have an eco-friendly approach in producing their products. This...

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The Urban Hedgehog

As you may know, we love sharing success of DYF customers. This week, we are shining the spotlight on Miriam and Cheryl from The Urban Hedgehog. Miriam and Cheryl are a family team and founders of The Urban Hedgehog, based out of Guelph, Ontario, specializing in children’s garments and accessories.   Their collection includes banners, wall décor, bibs, burp cloths, pillows...

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Addition To Our Organic Fabrics

We are thrilled to announce that we have added two brand new fabrics to our organics line! Organic linen cotton is a beautiful blend of 55% organic linen and 45% organic cotton and our organic poplin is 100% organic cotton. The organic linen cotton is a softer canvas than our original linen cotton. Both fabrics are great for cushions, tea...

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Welcome to our newly renovated website!

We are very excited to share that Design Your Fabric has relaunched with many improvements! For a number of beneficial reasons, we now have two websites www.DesignYourFabric.ca for our Canadian customerswww.DesignYourFabric.com for our U.S. customers We have made many improvements that will greatly improve your experience of ordering from us. Here are just a few: Customer accounts - you will...

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Hello Cotton Voile Soft and Goodbye Cotton Gauze

Say hello to our newest addition! We are excited to share that we have just added a new fabric, Cotton Voile Soft. While this new Voile Soft is 100% cotton and white like our other Voile Light fabric, the new Voile Soft differs slightly. The new Voile Soft has a diagonal stretch and it feels softer than our Voile Light....

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The beauty of printing on silks

A few months ago, we shared the success of a Design Your Fabric customer, designer Lucian Matis. The dresses he designed were worn by Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau during a visit to the White House. Today, we are excited to share another customer success story. Wallo is a new fashion label by designer and visual artist Marie-Andrée Wallot which is proudly launching...

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Did you see the beautiful silk dress Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau wore at the White House?

(Image: Instagram.com/lucianmatis) A week ago, Canadian style was in the spotlight when Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. During the visit, Grégoire-Trudeau stood out by wearing a vibrant red and pink dress by Toronto based designer Lucian Matis. We are so excited for Lucian’s ongoing success...

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Why do fabrics printed with reactive dyes not fade very much after washing?

Many of our customers have asked about the washing instructions for our custom printed fabrics. While the washing of custom printed fabrics will vary depending on the type of dyes used, the fact that Design Your Fabric prints using reactive dyes creates a very high level of colour fastness. Of note, there are a number of other custom fabric printers that...

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Interior Designer - Kate Thornley-Hall

Toronto-based, London-trained Interior Designer Kate Thornley-Hall, whose unique eye for creating sophisticated yet lively interiors inspires the KTH Collection. Kate’s Home Line includes contemporary hand-woven carpets from Nepal and India as well as a new grouping of flat-weaves, decorative wallpapers and throw pillows. Inspired by designs from Canadian artists and fashion designers and the artisanal craftsmanship of Nepalese and Indian...

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