colembroidery

hand embroidered t shirt / tote bags / hats

Vancouver, Canada · 57 Sales

colembroidery

hand embroidered t shirt / tote bags / hats

Vancouver, Canada 57 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

Announcement   w. o. w. we didn't mean to start looking this good, we just woke up like this. new product photos up + added some new goodies + removed some old designs. Take a peep around to see whats happening!

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Last updated on Jan 13, 2018

w. o. w. we didn't mean to start looking this good, we just woke up like this. new product photos up + added some new goodies + removed some old designs. Take a peep around to see whats happening!

Cole Maier

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I’ve got a new shipment of hats in ! All colours are restocked.
As if that isn’t a good excuse to customize your own hat. (I mean if you’re into that sort of thing...)
Cheers
Don’t forget to get your holiday orders in! I have some space left to put some hand embroidered goodies under your tree before Christmas!
& bonus, use the code xmaskeener for 10% off
Oh hey team, just a heads up all of the hats are restocked AND I got new colours.
Check out the purple, white & mustard yellow selection I got going on. Be worried though, these colours are inspiring new designs, some fresh stuff is about to come outkissing_heart
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About

colembroidery 101

colembroidery came from the frustration of seeing the same process over and over in the clothing industry. We get so caught up in making a single design then screen printing it onto a bulk order of t shirts. I had too many ideas and not enough cash to become simply a 5 design only kind of company, so then became the idea of doing it all myself, start to finish. I started doing hand embroidery onto my own clothes and people were so into it they were paying me to stitch their gear! It was an upcycle project starting from my own closet with a goal to make your favourite t shirt the perfect one.

So from there, I started selling my clothes and, in order to keep up with the demands of online retail, a lot of my clothing on etsy are made on new t shirts. However, in person, and selling at markets you'll find a lot of vintage pieces. This is to push forward the idea of upcycling clothing, as its been a personal goal to reduce fast fashion waste and deliver that perfect worn in t shirt feel. Each t shirt goes through a process of being selected, seeing what it inspires, and having a design drawn on by hand and stitched in to its forever home on fabric (so no two t shirts are ever r e a l l y the same)

As for designs, they're basically my glorified doodles. I get to have fun making new designs and drawings whenever I'm feeling creative. Each design goes through a process of getting drawn > digitized to be put on my instagram > and put into a flash embroidery book. (yes, I have a flash embroidery book which is just as much fun as it sounds). Because I have so many designs, this a larger chance there are people walking around with a one off t shirt stitched by myself, and I think that's pretty rad.

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  • Cole Maier

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Taking my own creative efforts and putting them into clothing and tote bag design, I'm a 22 year old youth worker in Vancouver. My 'brand' is influenced by personal hobbies of skiing, skateboarding, film photography and hiking.

  • Pauline Leoncio

    Marketer

    Kooky side kick, helping to run instagram and facebook pages. Aka social media guru

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