From design to the first prototype
A relationship of trust quickly developed with Monika from SRC Creations. Monika and her husband run a textile company in New Delhi, India. Their production is 2 hours drive away in Panipat, north of Delhi. The company is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. This was and is an important criterion for us, because GOTS is a leading global standard for sustainable textile production and places high demands on the entire production value chain - from arable cultivation to finishing in further processing.
Monika was quickly hooked on the idea and also invested a lot of time in the project. This enabled us to sharpen the product idea again. For example, we came up with the idea of adding a light filling to the mermaid and octopus extensions to help them hold their shape better. In this way, we were also able to align the requirements for production. When using the materials, strict attention was also paid to compliance with the GOTS standards. Did you know that you can't use every zipper, for example?
From the revision of the designs to the color tests of the first test prints, we were able to work our way up to the prototype step by step. Here you can see some photos from this phase:
|Color testing of the Octopus and Mermaid prototypes
|The print for the first prototype - mermaid
The print for the first prototype - Octopus
Spoiled for choice...
We chose the 2nd yarn from the left
|Embroideries on the faces of the mermaid, starfish and fish give contour and appear lively.
|The highlighting of the profile and the eye give the fish a slight 3D effect.