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Toxo-Philite is simple, beautiful, functional, long-lasting design. Follow the full process of creating the next collection.
Toxo-Philite is simple, beautiful, functional, long-lasting design. Follow the full process of creating the next collection.
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Fabric, Machines, and Events!

A little progress report of November and December, 2011:

  The process of creating the Spring 2012 collection is well under way.  There is much more to come, but here's a taste of what I was able to accomplish so far:

Material sourcing: I took a trip to New York to meet with vendors, and to source the fabrics and materials for this season.  This is a sample of what you might find on the 15th floor of a building in the fashion district.

Meet my Juki straight stitch and Siruba overlock machines: I've been able to upgrade from the home sewing machine I've been using to these two industrial grade machines.  That means now I can sew leather, denim, jersey, chiffon; from heavy-weight to light-weight, these machines will help produce garments at a much higher quality!

Retro Glam Night in Panama: I attended the Retro Glam Night event in Panama with a great photographer friend of mine, Maria Gibbs.  The event was a success and TOXO-PHILITE is now carried in a design shop in Panama, Diablo Rosso!

Sample pieces: Work on sample pieces has begun!  I'm testing out dyeing methods and fabric painting styles to create custom-made colors and patterns.

The next few months will be quite busy in my little studio as I prepare for the fashion show in March!  Many more updates to come!

Thanks for making this possible!!

Chelsea

Comments

    1. Creator Jacqueline Boone on January 11, 2012

      Great update! So excited for you and the fahsion that is to be!

    2. Creator ashley cass on January 10, 2012

      Super awesome, Chelsea!