Commitment to Sustainable Creating
Doing my best to avoid destroying the planet means slowing down production + reducing use of all materials, energy & water.
My creative process is very labor, time & material intensive – I screen print all of the fabrics myself using only screens made from my original hand drawn artwork – I hand pull my inks (after I custom mix each and every ink color I use) manually through the screens to cover fabrics…this takes hours and hours and lots of ink and “elbow grease” to do even a couple of yards.
A Labor of Love
Every inch of each print is one of a kind since I am manually moving the screen around the fabric without any “formula” (just instinct and inspiration) No print can ever (EVER!) be duplicated exactly BECAUSE of the way I am creating them … this means each piece is a work of fine art that only YOU will own.
Each print is precious, exclusive & truly a work of original art!
So! You can see why I use each fabric down to the very last tiny bit (I use the teeny tiny pieces for the FINK tags I sew into each Fink garment) + Because printing fabrics requires a lot of materials & water, I have greatly reduced my printing (which is sad because I absolutely LOVE Love LOVE printing fabric) …but this means each print is EVEN MORE PRECIOUS = Each and Every Printed FINK is incredibly unique, rare & exclusive!
I used to offer custom and made to order pieces – this required the use of a lot of materials and time & I realized over time that I thrive creatively when creating ONE one-of-a-kind piece and it’s much much MUCH more eco friendly to only offer the very first and only one of it’s kind. I am an artist first and definitely my best self when making original art (just the original work!)
As time goes by my focus is to be as eco friendly & sustainable as I can and somehow still create new pieces (challenging for sure) I buy all of my materials from small businesses (even my thread …I buy remnant threads & lots from auctions, clear markets & thrift stores). I haven’t driven a car for many many years and because I am shipping my items all over the world, it feels like the least I can do to balance the fuel used for my business! I also offer lots of upscaled / recycled items like gift wrap I make with recycled papers, mini pocket hankies made from upcycled vintage lace & cotton, accessories made using all of my fabric remnants + recycled/upcycled garments.
Lately I’ve been working hard to make more accessories to use up my remnants – keep an eye on my accessory section…I have listed new pieces & have even more to list soon – Check Back Often to See!
SEE THE NEW FINK ACCESSORIES HERE
THANK YOU SO MUCH for Appreciating & Supporting My Small Business. I will remain committed to creating high quality One of a Kind Pieces & being as Eco Friendly as I can be!
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