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Our latest prints : 'Happy Ducks' and 'Monday Colour'

Colour is the place where our brain and the universe meet. Paul Klee

 

Fraser Crowe Happy Ducks digital print on silk yellow pink

All may not be as it seems at first glance in these bright colourful prints, digitally collaged from disparate sources, and revelling in the excitement of colour at its most bold and saturated.

Happy Ducks Print

A bright print that layers visuals from around the world.

Fraser Crowe Happy Ducks silk georgette print

Although perhaps not an obvious association one would make with this colourful print on delicate silk georgette, the beginning point...


#lesslandfill Patches and Print

#lesslandfill Patches and Print

Wanna be in our gang?

As discussion spreads and more people take note of environmental and ethical issues in the fashion industry, we move to reduce situations of mindless wastefulness and to shift thinking towards sustainability in fashion. But, perpetually manufactured for newness, textile products continue to be consumed for a fashionable moment, and then wastefully discarded. It’s rubbish! Globally, the ubiquity of textile has become its downfall and devaluation has permeated all textile products.

BUT we can take small steps to reclaim the value of textile. If you feel the same way, be in our gang! Wear your convictions...


Flipping Fabric: what’s in the name of a garment?

Well, for the Fraser Crowe’s creative team, sometimes a bit of fun, maybe a splash of irony, possibly a design or historical reference; and usually a nod to the thinking behind the design or how the piece is worn. Now and again, when it flows, there’s a play on words.

Let’s talk nomenclature in two of Fraser Crowe’s more understated garments.

Heads or Tails?

An elegant soft open jacket designed to be worn two ways: like flipping a coin, you can decide which way to wear this piece. Choose a soft shawl collar with flattering tails, or flip it to...


Environmental Impact of Laundering our Clothes

Who would have thought that our 21st century laundering habits would have such a detrimental effect on the global eco-system? Yes, our clothes cleaning habits have been causing excessive water and energy wastage and are now jeopardising the health of our oceans.

In sustainable terms, during the whole lifecycle of a garment (1) the largest carbon footprint area occurs during the ‘use’ phase through the washing, drying and ironing of the item.

 

The convenience of the washing machine and the ‘marketed desire’ for cleanliness has created an acceptance that means we...


Fraser Crowe’s Signature Textiles

Since Fraser Crowe’s design team got together, an appetite for innovation in textile design steered them to developing their own ranges of signature textiles: fabrics exclusive to Fraser Crowe’s collections that are rich in ideas, push boundaries and make the work unique. Consistent themes that run through these limited edition fabrics often acknowledge heritage and recognise the language and history of textiles. Some designs are embedded with narrative, others play with visual contradictions.

Some of the back stories….

Charcoal Drawing 

This rich, ornate design was developed from artist Deborah Crowe’s teenage flower drawings and art school entry...