Monthly Archives: January 2016

Burnout Technique

Burnout is a popular technique that uses chemicals to dissolve natural fibers in a fabric, leaving only the synthetic fibers. This creates a considerably more sheer fabric. You can use burnout to give specific parts of fabric a textural difference from the rest of the garment. Most often it is used as a subtle pattern in the fabric, like you see to the image below, but it can also be used to give solid graphics on a t-shirt an extra pop.

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When used in combination with screen printed inks, it can create interesting highs and lows in your design. See below examples of fabrics we’ve produced here at New Creation using a combination of burnout and screen printing.

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Burnout is most often used in casual summer time garments due to its lightness and breathability. It’s a great way to give an otherwise plain t-shirt an interesting texture. To check out some samples of our work or to learn more about the other apparel and fabric techniques that are available at New Creation, please contact us.

 

~Alison Wargo

Mean & Green for SS2016

With Spring/Summer 2016 on the horizon here at New Creation we’ve been keeping a close eye on the color green for the men’s ready-to-wear market. We are seeing pops of saturated forest green mixed in with some travertine and olive. Military greens are always popular and we see this trend continue into 2016 but with some… Continue Reading