At Camban Studio we believe in creating beautiful high quality products, that are designed to be loved for a long time. We believe in sustainability and want to see the change towards a circular and renewable textile industry.
Read more about the ways we are working sustainably below.
We use only sustainable natural materials in our products - Cotton, Wool, Cashmere, and Silk.
Our fabrics are from reputable suppliers. For our Limited and Collector edition printed pieces we use the highest quality fabric off cuts and end of line fabrics that may otherwise have been contributing to textile waste.
We take care that our suppliers reflect our sustainable values.
Our fabric suppliers are:
And for Digital print:
How our products are made:
Limited and Collector edition hand screen printed items are fabric printed by myself in Aberdeen, Scotland. During the screen printing process I try to minimize waste as much as possible.
Digital printing is outsourced to The Silk Bureau, CAT Digital and Fashion Formula depending on the item. (See above) These are all located within the UK and have responsible working practices. While no manufacturing process is without impact on the environment, Digital Textile Printing is certainly one of the friendlier in todays UK textile industry. It’s reputation as the eco-friendlier of the printing processes is predominantly measured through the reduced amount of waste inevitably produced.
Camban Studio products are then ethically small batch manufactured and assembled by the team at award winning social enterprise Kalopsia Collective who are committed to sustainable and conscious manufacturing.
How to care for your Camban Studio products:
With a bit of care, your Camban Studio products shouldn't need too much upkeep.
100% Cotton items, like teatowels, runners and napkins can all be machine washed, preferably at 30 Degrees.
For cushions that include wool and cashmere, and for our silk scarves, the freezer is your new best friend.
If these items are requiring a freshen up, place your item in a ziplock bag, and place in the freezer for 24 hours. The freezers cold temperature will kill any bacteria, smells, or pests and can also reduce pilling. After you remove from the freezer, simply give your item a gentle shake out and lightly press if necessary.
When pressing we would always recommend a lower heat and to protect your item with a pressing cloth or muslin.
If soiled, we would recommend that wool, cashmere and silk items are professionally dry cleaned.
If any of your Camban Studio products require repair, or if after a few years you are seeing any wear and tear, we can happily do those repairs, some visible mending, some patching, or embellishments to keep things looking beautiful! We would much rather fix a broken zip than leave an item unloved!
You can also choose to have any of your pre-loved Camban Studio item upcycled. We can overprint, dye, embellish, or reconstruct to make into something completely new!
Depending on the condition of your pre-loved Camban Studio item, we can alternatively offer you a trade in for a completely new Camban Studio item.
Camban Studio items are made with care and designed to be loved for years, but if it's done, it's done. If your Camban Studio item is at the end of it's life, please recycle. Return it to me and I'll make it happen.
For more on any of the above information and services please contact me.