Transcend Is Making Slow Fashion Accessible For The Modern Woman - Transcend

Transcend Is Making Slow Fashion Accessible For The Modern Woman

In our fast paced world where fast fashion is everywhere, we aim to preserve dying textile crafts that represent slow fashion. In each of our collections, we feature carefully chosen forms of crafts to feature. We believe that there is a place for these beautiful forms of art in the modern woman's closet. This is why, we blend traditional techniques into modern silhouettes to create stunning pieces with so much story behind it that our customers can't help but feel a deep connection to their Transcend pieces and the makers behind them.

We are thrilled to announce that our upcoming spring drop will feature handloom and block print techniques in 3 blazers and 2 jackets. 

What is handloom?

Handloom weaving is a traditional method of making fabrics, where a wooden loom is used by expert weavers. This method is a quintessential slow fashion technique, in contrast to mass-produced, machine operated fabric production in factories. 100% of electricity emissions that are typical of industrial fabric production are prevented through handloom weaving, resulting in a signficantly lower carbon footprint. 



What is Ikat?

Each of our three blazers are handwoven using the Ikat method. Ikat is a traditional dyeing technique used to pattern textiles. It involves resist dyeing the warp and weft yarns before they are woven into fabric, resulting in unique and intricate patterns. In the ikat process, sections of yarn are tightly bound together using a dye-resistant material such as wax or thread to create a resist. The yarns are then dyed, and the bindings are removed to reveal the pattern. This process can be repeated multiple times with different colors to create complex and multi-colored designs. Ikat textiles are known for their blurred or feathered edges, which are characteristic of the resist dyeing technique. 

What is Block Print?

Block printing is a traditional textile printing technique that involves stamping or pressing a carved wooden block onto fabric to create patterns or designs. Artisans first carve intricate designs or motifs onto wooden blocks, which serve as stamps. These blocks are then dipped into non-toxic dye or pigment and pressed onto the fabric to transfer the design. The process is repeated across the fabric's surface to create a repeating pattern.This technique is widely practiced in various cultures around the world and is valued for its craftsmanship and artistic expression. Slow fashion, art and culture are at the heart of the block print method.


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