SERVICES


 

NATURE DYE     SCREENPRINT    STENCIL PRINT     SEWING     UPCYCLING

NATURAL DYE

Natural dye


BORO*ATELIER is specialised in natural dyeing of textile using a unique, safe process that is non-toxic and consumes less water to boot! This natural dyeing process offers a sustainable and safe alternative to synthetic dyes because they are extracted from plants, roots and minerals and are biodegradable as a result.

BORO*ATELIER offers the ability to dye items of clothing from top to bottom, but pattern elements or pieces of textile can be dyed naturally using the dye baths as well. Every textile variety, whether it be cotton, linen, wool or silk, has its own unique response to the natural dye bath, plus the colour, e.g. white or ecru, also affects the final colour outcome. Each colour has its own dye bath sequence needed to achieve the intended colour. For example, in the case of indigo blue; the darker you want it, the more dips in the dye bath are required but in order to get a deep pink / red from madder, the dye bath needs a higher temperature and the textile needs more time in the dye bath.

A sample is made for each specific product or textile variety, exploring the best order and ratios of ingredients to achieve the intended colours.

 

SCREENPRINTS WITH RICEPASTE AND NATURAL INK MADE OF PLANTS AND MINERALS

Screenprints


BORO*ATELIER is specialised in screenprints with natural ink made of plants and minerals.

Screenprinting is a method for printing very finely detailed images on textile in series. At BORO*ATELIER, screenprinting is done by hand using natural ink only. These sustainable, biodegradable ink varieties absorb well, become nice and matte when dry and can be washed at 60 degrees (subject to the printed textile). The colour of the textile affects the final colour of the ink which allows for more and more colours to be created by playing with the surface colour. A sample is made for each assignment and production isn’t started until the sample has been approved.

For the best result and the fastest possible delivery, we ask you to supply a vector file (.ai, .EPS, .PDF) in the right size with the fonts outlined in the colour black. In a design that consists of multiple layers, the various colour layers must be supplied in separate layers or separate files. Please also include a line drawing of the item, indicating the ratios and placement of the print.

BORO*ATELIER offers the ability to screenprint products or textile at a very small scale (150 pieces and up).

 

STENCIL PRINTS WITH RICEPASTE AND NATURAL INK MADE OF PLANTS AND MINERALS

Stencil printing


BORO*ATELIER is specialised in stencil printing with ricepaste and natural ink made of plants and minerals.Stencil printing is an artisan printing technique that looks like it’s been hand-painted. The natural ink is carefully pushed into the contours of the stencil using a brush.

This sustainable, biodegradable ink absorbs well into the fabric, becomes nice and matte when dry (depending on the textile at hand) and can be washed at 60 degrees. The colour of the textile affects the final colour of the ink so by playing with the surface colour, more and more new colours can be created. A sample is made for each assignment and production doesn’t begin until the sample and quotation are approved.

For the best result and the fastest process, we ask that you supply a vector file (.ai, .EPS, .PDF) in the correct size with the fonts outlined. The images and letters must be fitted with bridges to make sure that when cutting out the letter D for example, the inner part remains in its place. A stencil font will already have these bridges. Please send us a line drawing of the item, indicating the ratios and print placement.

SEWING

Sewing


The sewing department at BORO*ATELIER specialises in producing textile products, accessories and specific one-off (art) objects or products. BORO*ATELIER offers artists, designers and (fashion) brands the opportunity to produce at a small scale, and do it sustainably, socially and locally in Amsterdam.

A sample is made of each product using the pattern and textile you submitted. Based on the sample, we determine the most effective production method and draft a quotation. Once the sample and quotation are approved, production can begin.

 

UPCYCLING TEXTILES

Upcycling


BORO*ATELIER specialises in upcycling textile products. Completely in accordance with the BORO principle; “use everything and waste nothing”, we like to work with residual fabric or existing items of clothing that are upcycled to create new products. For example, by naturally dyeing an old batch of clothes to give them a second life. Or by making new products and accessories from residual fabric such as shawls and stuffed animals made of vintage materials.

We like to join you in your thought-process to figure out how to best develop new products from residual materials.

A sample is made of each product based on the pattern and textile you’ve submitted. Based on the sample, the most efficient production method is determined and the quotation is drafted. Once the sample and quotation are approved, production can begin.