Printing on Faux Leather

So if you follow us on Instagram you’ll know we’ve been experimenting with screen printing on faux leather! This is something we have wanted to do for ages but it always seems to get put on the back burner but we finally managed to cram some in!
As the faux leather we used was textured, it didn’t provide an overly flat surface to print on. But it did seem to work better than anticipated on certain pieces! Once you have screen printed a textile, you need to heat cure it to ensure the ink doesn’t just simply wash away. So getting a hot iron on essentially a plastic fabric has been somewhat molten in places, we have worked around it and fingers crossed this design should stick around!
We have transformed these pieces of screenprinted leatherette into a versatile large tote bag. We used a hard wearing natural cotton to line it and super strong seat belt webbing for the straps. So far it has faired well with heavy usage (currently using this as a nappy bag come handbag). Loving how bright and colourful it is with the orange and pink colour combo!
Would love to get this tweaked and improved so it’s something we can start stocking. If you’re interested in one, drop is an email at hello@mustardivy.com
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