Chunk – Clever T shirt design – North London

CHUNK BIOGRAPHY

Like all good ideas, the idea for Chunk came about one Friday night in the pub, back in the heady days of September 2000.

chunk

Quote: “A friend had just bought an old Ford Capri MkI and with it, came a Haynes manual. So proud was she of her new purchase, she took the manual to the pub where we all sat around admiring the cover until someone said “wouldn’t that look great on a T-shirt”. And that, as they say, was that. Chunk launched and was quickly noticed by the leading stores: Harvey Nichols, The Dispensary, Richmond Classics, and the name and the range grew quickly. We gave up our jobs, sold our houses and concentrated on making Chunk a great UK brand.

We moved into the first Chunk Towers (a 200sq ft room in Shoreditch with a glass roof and no heating) which we quickly outgrew, so we moved into the existing Chunk Towers, a 47 storey building with flags flying from the roof and marble lions by the door in that trendy area, Tottenham, North London. From the outset, our ethos was to produce excellent quality garments at a fair price. We wanted Chunk to use iconic images and adapt them to put them in different contexts, make them clever or funny or quirky.

We wanted the clothing to be detailed and well thought through. We wanted Chunk to bring clever design and a bit of fun to fashion.

Six years later and Chunk now produces two seasonal collections a year, two injection ranges and new T-shirt designs every 12 weeks”.

www.chunk.uk.com
mens t shirts, womens t shirts, kids t shirts

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Nomis Design – Snowboard and skate clothing paradise

A Canadian based clothing brand inspired by snowboarding and our tip is that Nomis will become a Snowboard and skate clothing paradise.

The company team is: Pro Snowboarder Simon Chamberlain, including snowboarders Mark Sollors, Risto Ruokola and Skateboarders Ronson Lambert and Morgan Smith.

They have produced some very unique, high quality designs with durability in mind not forgetting looking very cool doing it. Well done guys. We love what are doing.

The portfolio of designs include: T shirts (Tees), Fleeces, Jackets, Tops, Denim, Caps, Shorts and accessories. Includes a good range for Men and Women.

Check them out at www.nomisdesign.com

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Topshop, Urban Outfitters and teenage fashion

I’m Martha, I’m 13 and I’m doing a days work experience at October (otherwise known as my teachers are on strike so I’ve had to come to work with my dad!). I’ve checked out a few websites for teenage fashion and clothing.

One of the sites I looked at was:
www.topshop.co.uk http://www.topshoppodcast.com

I thought it was very easy to work your way round the site and find what you were looking for. There was a huge range of all types of clothes, they had lots of clothing that would be very easy to wear everyday, which is what i mainly look for when i go shopping.

Their clothing was very up to date and had a big, spring/summer range.

They have clothes in lots of different styles to suit anyone, and provide sizes from 6-16 for most items. They also have a useful size guide for each item, so if you don’t know what size to buy, you can use it to find out.

And they also sell accessories too…

I found that:

lots of their items go well with each other, and you could easily put together a whole outfit just from this shop/site.

– They also sold a range of wintery clothing too – coats, jeans etc.

And they’re nearly all at prices that are easily affordable.

I really like their selection of clothing.

I also had a look at urban outfitters website- www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk. Their site was very easy to use and I could find what I needed very quickly, which is good. Though some of their items are not as affordable as prices in other shops like Topshop, or New Look and other teenage clothes shops, I really like their clothing range.

It’s unique and unusual, which is one of the things I like about it – I don’t really want to wear clothes that everyone else is wearing because that’s just a bit boring to be honest, but if you wore clothes from urban outfitters you would stand out and look individual, which is, one of the main things I would look for if I was buying clothes.

They have a large range of clothing for all seasons.

Some of their clothes are not as casual as they are in Topshop etc. but that means you could also buy clothes from there for a more posh, or special occasion. I really like nearly all their clothing, and would definitely wear it myself!

There’s also – All Saints – It’s too expensive for me really, but it is a very cool shop……one day maybe, if my Dad pays me for helping him at work today….Dad…where are you?????

Love Martha x

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Blood, sweat and tshirts – BBC

Six young fashion addicts experience life as factory workers in India, making clothes for the British high street. In this four-part series, the six work in the mills of India’s cotton belt and stitch clothes in cramped back rooms, sleeping next to their sewing machine.

BBC

Amrita, 21

A fashion photography student, has never thought about who makes her clothes

Georgina, 20

A telesales exec, thinks nothing of wearing an item only once then throwing it away

Mark, 24

An account manager from Essex, dresses to impress. See how he fares on the production line

Richard, 24

Richard runs his own ad agency. He thinks sewing’s a piece of cake. But what does quality control make of his work?

Stacey, 20

A shop assistant from Luton, gets out of sewing by swapping mascara for her co-worker’s labour

Tara, 21

See how it changes their attitudes to cut-price clothing.

From London, wants to be a fashion designer. Can she hit the factory target of two garments a minute?

  1. 24 Apr 2008 20:00 21:00

BBC Three

Episode 1

Fashion lovers try working in India to learn how the clothes they wear are manufactured.

  1. 25 Apr 2008 01:25 02:25

BBC Three

Episode 1

Fashion lovers try working in India to learn how the clothes they wear are manufactured.

  1. 26 Apr 2008 02:30 03:30

BBC Three

Episode 1

Fashion lovers try working in India to learn how the clothes they wear are manufactured.

  1. 29 Apr 2008 03:15 04:15

BBC Three

Episode 1

Fashion lovers try working in India to learn how the clothes they wear are manufactured.

  1. 29 Apr 2008 21:00 22:00

BBC Three

Episode 2

In Delhi, the Brits work alongside the migrant tailors of a backstreet workshop.

  1. 30 Apr 2008 00:30 01:30

BBC Three

Episode 2

In Delhi, the Brits work alongside the migrant tailors of a backstreet workshop.

  1. 1 May 2008 20:00 21:00

BBC Three

Episode 2

In Delhi, the Brits work alongside the migrant tailors of a backstreet workshop.

  1. 2 May 2008 01:20 02:20

BBC Three

Episode 2

In Delhi, the Brits work alongside the migrant tailors of a backstreet workshop.

view website for furtherer info.

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t shirt printing, screen printing, embroidery

Thread – Fashion without victim (BBC)

Thread is the online fashion magazine dedicated to bringing you the latest in eco-fabulous style.

Thread

Ethical fashion is fashion that has been made, worn and passed on in a way that looks after people, animals and the environment. The clothes we feature in thread support this approach, making us essential viewing for fashion-conscious people who care about where their clothes come from. All clothes tick off at least one of these principles:

Made and traded sustainably – clothes and accessories where suppliers of raw materials receive a fair price and workers get a fair wage, with guaranteed rights. Ideally the trade brings new benefits to communities.

Made of sustainable materials – minimising the impact of fashion on the environment. Look out for clothes made from cool, organic cotton that are safer for farmers, garment workers and the environment, as they’re free from chemical pesticides and fertilisers. And clothes made from funky alternatives such as hemp and bamboo.

Recycled or vintage – keeping clothes out of landfill and cutting fabric waste in factories. Many of our clothes are classic vintage items and stylish one-off pieces made from recycled garments, factory off-cuts and remnants.

Ethical fashion is becoming cool in its own right, making the move from catwalk to high street, with a list of celebrity fans such as Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt, Leona Lewis and Leonardo di Caprio.

Thread shows you how to get the look you want in an eco-glam way through our unique mix of affordable fashion, exclusive videos, photo galleries and thought-provoking features.

There are so many ways you can get involved from shopping ethically on the high street and buying vintage or second hand to swapping clothes with friends and customising the clothes you already have. There are options to suit your style, your budget and your views. Click here to go there>>>

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Akademiks – WAVE ENZYME WASH TEE

Wave Enzyme Wash Tee features a v-neck collar, screen printed abstract design, and screen printed wave on bottom that wraps around.

Akademiks

Quote: “Since 1999, Akademiks has been the innovator, the creator and the driving force behind what’s hot and relevant in urban fashion. Our motto “DENIM IS KING” has been at the forefront of every collection for the denim enthusiast who craves quality and detail. Vintage washed, hand-dressed, hand-brushed, over-dyed tinted, potassium-sponged and tripled-dipped indigo treatments are a few of the innovative design techniques that bring credibility to the title “Jeanius Level Products.”

Akademiks

The “Jeanius” behind Akademiks, Donwan Harrell, began his creative journey designing for high-profile fashion brands such as Joseph Abboud, Donna Karan and Nike. Working alongside his wife Jahayra and brother Emmett, Donwan has grown Akademiks from just men’s denim and apparel to include, Akademiks Ladies, Stash House, Boys, Girls, Outerwear, Footwear, and Accessories.

Each season, Akademiks remains committed to creating and designing fashion for “thinkers and doers of tomorrow”; offering insightful messages for those fashionable thought leaders. We started out as a vision that sought to empower our customer through “intelligent” design and are now highly credited as the source of the new creativity present in the street wear category. Since the beginning, Akademiks and its brand extensions have offered original, stand-alone product that is ahead of its time yet right on target”.

www.october.co.uk
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Pelle Pelle, The Urban & Hip Hop Clothing Boutique

Pelle Pelle

Pelle Pelle clothing has been a staple in the urban community for more than a quarter century.

A hip hop brand before hip hop was there to inspire it, Pelle Pelle clothing has been providing customers with stylish sportswear since 1978. Brands come and go, but rarely does a designer have the staying power of this industry leader. Image above: Flocking Script Hoody (Blue).

Pelle Pelle

Pelle Pelle Gold Scripture T-Shirt (Black)

Pelle Pelle

• Multicolored Pelle Pelle logo design printed across front with flocking, and silver foil print accents
• Classic crew neck collar
• Heavyweight jersey knit cotton fabric
• Imported

Clothing above retail at Yukka.
another retailer of Pelle Pelle

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