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New Product: Bamboo Cotton Jersey Scarves

At the urging of my lovely girlfriend, Fae, I'm trying out something new. I've been silkscreening t-shirts for years now (and before that, stencilling them with spray paint), but I haven't branched out much to other apparel or accessories, aside from the occasional thrift store oddity or vintage wear.

At her prompting, I'm trying out the idea of printing some of my designs on these sweet, lightweight bamboo/cotton (70/30%) jersey scarves. (Fae is modeling one in the picture on the right.) These prototypes measure 58" x 18", have rough edges which curl gently, and the material is soft, soft, soft, just like your favorite t-shirt. The designs are printed with eco-friendly water-based inks, which seep into the fabric instead of resting heavily on top of the fabric, keeping the softness of it intact. For this test batch, the price will be $16.

The one Fae is wearing in the pic is bright red with one of my "NOLA Heart" prints in black, on the corner. Doesn't it look cute? I'll be printing up a few more today, on red, orange and black material, which I will bring with me to the Freret Market on Saturday to see how they do. If the response is positive, then perhaps I will order some more material and print up a bunch for the holidays, as I think these will make for great little gifties and be yet another vehicle for my designs for those who aren't really into t-shirts.

So what do you think? Which of my designs do you think would look cute on these?

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