Cristina Canizares Caribbean Chic Living
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Made By Hand

The process of creating handmade original textiles and products found in the collection is a labor of love, each time producing one-of-a kind results unmatched by mass production.  Below is a peek at how it’s done.  You can also subscribe to my blog to learn more about my studio and what its really like to live on a Caribbean island.

Handprinted Fabric Designs Cristina Canizares
HandPrinted fabric Designs Cristina Canizares

On an island, inspiration for pattern, color and design are everywhere! 

HandPrinted fabric Designs Cristina Canizares

There are no limits or boundaries to the creative process.  My fabric prints are inspired by my environment and created using a variety of  techniques such as drawing, graphic designing and tracing actual specimens found in nature! >

HandPrinted fabric Designs Cristina Canizares

< Screens are made for each original fabric design using methods like the Caribbean sun!

HandPrinted fabric Colors Cristina Canizares

To create signature textile shades, colors are mixed by hand in a manner that resembles more artist palette than mathematical formula. > 
HandPrinted Fabric Designs Cristina Canizares

Hand printed fabric is allowed to dry natural.

Handmade Handcrafted fabric Cristina Canizares

Whether a pillow cover, tablecloth or napkin- each item  is imagined, cut, sewn and pressed from the design studio located on St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Earth Friendly

To conserve precious island resources, the process is as green as possible.  Designs are printed on all natural 100% Hemp fabric. With a soft and luxurious feel that only gets better with age, hemp is naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and UV rays.  It requires no pesticides when growing, and is a renewable resource that can be cultivated in as little as 100 days.  Only high-quality water-based textile inks are used.  They contain no PVC, phthalates, ozone-depleting chemicals or volatile solvents known to be harmful to people and the environment.  In addition, the inks do not require harmful solvents for clean up, just plain water!


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