Archive for January, 2015

Ace & Jig | The Process Behind their Unusual and Special Textiles

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Ace & Jig shared a a peek into their textile making process in India. Here are the steps involved in creating their magnificent textiles.


Everything starts with undyed yarn in different counts, fibers and types.


The fibers are dyed by hand. They work with a hand dyer who is something of a magician. He mixes all of the colors by eye, then checks the shade with a dab of color on the stone next to him.


The yarns are dried in the sun and hand-spun into skeins. the pirns are wrapped and inserted into the shuttles, ready to start the weft.



As the weaver works the foot treadles, the drum rotates – raising and lowering the frames through which the warp is strung. The shuttles pass back and forth, and the cloth begins to take form.


They then explain that they often create doublecloths: two cloths woven at the same time and connected together during the weaving process.

Watching their designs being woven on the loom is such a magical culmination of the whole process.

Last, they get to make clothes out of their custom designs, like these beautiful styles arriving at Dress very soon!

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Below are the beautiful designers, Jenna Wilson and Cary Vaughan.



The Rise of Ulla Johnson

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 did a wonderful feature on one of our favorite designers Ulla Johnson. Read about the Johnson’s humble beginning in 2000 and how once she came to realize she is ultimately designing for herself, things just clicked.

For the full story, click here.

The Ulla Johnson Spring 2015 collection begins arriving at Dress in February.


The designer Ulla Johnson (above). Looks from the Ulla Johnson Spring 2015 collection due to begin arriving at Dress in February.

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