A Note on my materials

Stranger London

A Note on my materials

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The fabric that I use is so important to me.  I am quite obsessed with the pursuit of the best affordable quality and beautiful patterns so I seek out the very best from across the globe. Here are some notes on my favourite and most used in the making of Stranger London items:

Liberty of London's Tana Lawn (100% cotton) launched in 1920 and originally used cotton sourced from the shores of Lake Tana in Sudan. Liberty cotton is exceptionally fine, light and strong with a smooth sheen that makes it's feel comparable to silk. There is no doubt why this is most famous fine cotton in the world.

Marimekko, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its striking original prints and colours and outstanding quality cloth. Marimekko designs are informed by an inherent tenet of Finnish design: a positive attitude toward life and the sensitivity to seeing and expressing beauty. Marimekko fabric is of a quality heavyweight cotton all are screen printed.Marimekko designs are informed by an inherent tenet of Finnish design: a positive attitude toward life and the sensitivity to seeing and expressing beauty. Marimekko fabric is of a quality heavyweight cotton all are screen printed.

Wool Felt

Unless otherwise stated or requested, I generally use 100% merino wool felt. It is super soft but much stronger than synthetic felts, which means my work will last and last.

Our 100% wool felt meets European Toy Standards and carries the Oeko-Tex ‘confidence in textiles’ mark, so it contains no nasty chemicals, including heavy metals.