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Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Scarves by Jane Porter

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania · 179 Sales

janetexcat

Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Scarves by Jane Porter

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 179 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   My line of scarves is designed for the woman who wants to look great with minimal effort. I hand dye each one with plant dyes in my studio; each one is done one at a time and is unique. The scarves are handwoven by fair trade artisans near the east coast of India. I design the weave structure and specify the fibers and dimensions.

The natural fiber scarves arrive and I begin my process of mixing color using indigo, cochineal, madder, weld, pomegranate and other dyes made from plants and insects. After the first dye bath, I will play with the color to alter the hue. This ensures a limited edition or one of a kind design of the scarves.

My goal is to enable you to stretch your wardrobe by creating new looks at a minimal cost. The scarves are washable, colorfast, and pack nicely for travel.
Eco friendly, sustainable and ethical fashion is embodied in each scarf.

I have always been passionate about fashion design. Weaving, spinning, dyeing with natural dyes, printing, collage work and dreaming of design permeate my day and nocturnal mind. Experimentation is a way of life for me, so I do not know what fabric will become once I begin the work. I work intuitively, starting with an idea and materials, and seeing what happens.

To learn more about my textile career, please copy and paste,
www.jporterfashion.com

For Jane Porter's supplies, fibers, yarns, fabrics, dyes, visit:
tangledlair.etsy.com

Vintage costume jewelry:
vintagesiamese.etsy.com

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2017

My line of scarves is designed for the woman who wants to look great with minimal effort. I hand dye each one with plant dyes in my studio; each one is done one at a time and is unique. The scarves are handwoven by fair trade artisans near the east coast of India. I design the weave structure and specify the fibers and dimensions.

The natural fiber scarves arrive and I begin my process of mixing color using indigo, cochineal, madder, weld, pomegranate and other dyes made from plants and insects. After the first dye bath, I will play with the color to alter the hue. This ensures a limited edition or one of a kind design of the scarves.

My goal is to enable you to stretch your wardrobe by creating new looks at a minimal cost. The scarves are washable, colorfast, and pack nicely for travel.
Eco friendly, sustainable and ethical fashion is embodied in each scarf.

I have always been passionate about fashion design. Weaving, spinning, dyeing with natural dyes, printing, collage work and dreaming of design permeate my day and nocturnal mind. Experimentation is a way of life for me, so I do not know what fabric will become once I begin the work. I work intuitively, starting with an idea and materials, and seeing what happens.

To learn more about my textile career, please copy and paste,
www.jporterfashion.com

For Jane Porter's supplies, fibers, yarns, fabrics, dyes, visit:
tangledlair.etsy.com

Vintage costume jewelry:
vintagesiamese.etsy.com

Like us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/janeporterfashion/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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janet king on Nov 7, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful silk, light and playful, love the two tone color

Anonymous on Aug 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This scarf is so elegant! And you did an extremely skillful job with the finishing. Thank you. I will wear this with pleasure.

Anonymous on Aug 27, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

GORGEOUS. Thank you!

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A Passion for Textiles

In August 1988, Alexandria Textiles, Inc. was born as the engine for Jane Porter's creative textile design. Jane's passion for textiles began at an early age. Growing up near New York City, her grandmother, Ardemis Bedrosian, a fashion designer in her own right, taught her about excellent fabrics. Together they designed and sewed all of Jane's dance and party dresses in the 1950's and 60's. Jane dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and launched her first commercial line of clothing in 1968, making and selling dresses in egyptian cotton.
Studying at Philadelphia Guild for Handweavers, she learned to spin, weave and dye with natural dyes, and then opened a school for the fiber arts in Chadds Ford, PA.

During the last decade, Jane's fashions were sold in boutiques throughout America. Now she concentrates on accessories and jackets, some of which you can find in her Etsy shop. To learn more about Jane's history and dyeing process, please copy and paste this link: https://www.jporterfashion.com

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  • Jane Porter

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Change, experimentation, for the good of mankind and the planet. I want to make fashion accessories that make the wearer look and feel beautiful while supporting fair trade artisans. I always buy handmade items, especially in America.

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