Archive for June, 2011

Made590 product featured by jacob & bonomi

The lovely Emma Gordon from jacob & bonomi recently borrowed one of our fabulous deer heads and a gorgeous Ryan Berkeley print as styling props to promote their Nordic Elk Doona Set.  The set will be available on the jacob & bonomi website soon!

Making and printing at Made590!

After reading a post from one of my most favorite designers ever, Donna Wilson,  I realised that what we do at Made590 with our clothing range is kind of similar. We make, design, sample, screen print, source fabric and manufacture all in house and all locally!
One process that I entirely do myself is screen print. I started screen printing when I was doing my HSC many, many years ago, I kept on with it and I guess I am self taught. I have never had any formal training but I have trained with some very lovely patient teachers. Screen printing is all about trial and error and working out your own technique. I have a bit of a love, hate, love relationship with printing. I love how I can create something from nothing, I love that I can have new things in the store weekly that are original, limited pieces that no other store has! Being able to do my own printing for Made590 also keeps our costs down which we then pass onto the customers, from the day that we opened I have always being able to offer our made590/blindwear tees for $35.
So anyway every Monday and Tuesday I go over to my parents and screen print in their garage- sorry to say that no I don’t have a glamorous studio when I ‘create’ everything! What I do have though is 2 built in baby sitters/grandparents who take care of my 2 boys while I print. This week was a especially exciting week as I just got made 7 screens with brand new designs for the coming season! Below is a sneaky peak of what I was printing and how the process is done… Hope you find it interesting! Christina xx
Please note that photography is NOT my talent, I tried to make it look slightly better by using an Iphone App but I don’t think it worked, my apologies in advance!!

new silk screens arrive! I get my screens made by Peter Leis, Shivaun and Amon are amazing, they put up with my incredibly difficult fine line artworks!


my messy carousel

screen in, ink on, ready for printing

success! The new ‘raindrops’ print works! We were all a bit worried about the fine lines.

Usually I print onto ready made garments such as t-shirts but with this garment we decided panel printing would be better so we could print edge to edge, it is a bit more fiddly but the end result will be better!

panels drying

Today a total of 52 panels were printed for this garment. Tomorrow I will take them to get heat sealed at Publisher Textiles, then they will be taken back to the maker who will sew them up! Stay tuned to see the final FINISHED product in a few weeks.


Fun New Books!

We have some fun new titles in our book section this week. Our personal favourite is this awesome Zombie Cupcake book! Full of crazy ideas to creep up your cakes.

As well as that we have twisted stitchery books, applique to dabble in and stencil art! Come and check them all out, they start at $20 and wont last long.


As well as that we have twisted stitchery books, applique to dabble in and stencil art! Come and check them all out, they start at $20 and are the perfect “stay in and do” books for this silly weather we’ve been having!


New Kelly Tops

We have some new tops that have just landed instore and are now also online. The Kelly top is a great new shape that features a front panel with japan fabric, square buttons, scoop neck and gathered sleeve details. This top is available in Black & Grey and is $88, in sizes S-XL.

New Emily Green Necklaces

We have some amazing new necklaces in the shop this week and they are selling fast. Designed by Emily Green they are beautiful handmade beads on a long chain in a range of colours. Priced at $30 they are the perfect gift and each is one of a kind. Come in and check them out this weekend we’re open both days.

New Babble Mens tees instore


New mens tee label Babble is now instore! Babble tees are on American Apparel tees which are super comfy soft combed cotton, and they feature a variety of quirky fun digital prints. All tees are $39 each, and are available instore only.
These tees are not available online, however please call us at the shop if you would like to mail order any of these tees and we can help you out 02 9550 1020.

Down To The Woods Lamps

We have a delivery from Down to the Woods this week, as well as being restocked in some old favourites like the Toadstool lamp, Squirrel lamp and Scotty Dog lamp we are now joined by this Bambi lamp! It’s super amazing and a must for any deer lover! Very limited stock available instore and selected pieces online now.

New Decoylab Clocks now instore!

Beautiful new Decoylab clocks have just been added instore and online! We have been stocking Decoylab clocks now and they are very popular instore so we are excited about sharing the new styles. The clocks are made from Bamboo and are all treated with natural oils to ensure best quality. Each clock has a quiet motor which means they are perfect for a babys room. These are now available online here, we have also restocked some popular styles. Clocks start at $80.

New Mens Threadless tees now instore!

We have just restocked and added some new Men’s Threadless tees instore! Threadless tees are so popular instore and we love offering a variety of awesome prints by designers all over the world. Each tshirt is printed on good quality American Apparel cotton. Available in sizes S-XL all $39 each. Here is some of the new ones we have instore.

*Not available online, if you are interested in any of these tees give us a call in the shop and we can organise a mail order. 02 9550 1020

Decole Fairytales!

Decole is one of my favorite ceramic brands ever! We have just received a new shipment all the way from Japan and it filled with lots of great new things as well as some old favorites. The quality is exceptional, the designs are super cute, everything is well priced and its all based around fairytales, whats not to love?
*In store only