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Saturday, 4 May 2019

Hurrah for CowCow! Sharing my Experience

For the most part, I try to keep my print on demand textile partners to North American choices. Why? Mainly due to shipping times for my buyers.

However, many of the Asian textile print and manufacturing studios offer a huge and exciting range of products for indie artists like Me to offer our unique and original designs and artwork on! So, I gave CowCow a whirl! I began designing on some of the women's tops and dresses and have a few available products in my shop already.

CowCow is awesome too, in that they will often send store owners/designers really great discount offers so that we may sample the products and see our artwork printed on the different fabrics. I have ordered several items from CowCow so far, taking advantage of their discount codes, and I have been More than impressed!

Shipping time is a bit long, as to be expected from Asia to Canada, but really not terrible. From order to receiving my items, has been about 3 and a bit weeks in total. So, this includes the print, cut and sew time, then the shipping/transit time. Really not Bad, I can wait for great products :-)

Presently, I am waiting on some tank tops, and I will update as to my happiness score when I get them! That should be any day now!

One thing I have found with ordering cut and sew clothing from my Asian print and textile partners is that their sizing has been great. I have ordered my own usual size, a Medium, in everything I've bought for myself, and it's been dead on to the size charts. If anything, I could have gone down to a Small in some pieces, as I find they may be compensating for what they feel are laregr North American fits. For example, in my cold shoulder top, which I will talk about below, I ordered a Small, as the size chart indicated measurements for the Small which are more in line with a Medium here in Canada.

My Favourite item so far, is the flare sleeve wide bottom cold shoulder top I ordered. It is adorned in my Southwestern Mosaic and Ombre Blue design. It was absolutely breathtaking, the quality, and the print was 99.999% dead on to my image files! This flutter style top is very flattering to curvy women's builds as well as very good at hiding less than flat bellies :-) So, for a flattering gorgeous Summer event top, this is your choice! The cotton/spandex mix fabric has a nice subtle satiny sheen to it in certain light and is very soft and comfortable on!

Southwestern Mosaic Blue Ombre Flutter Cold Shoulder Top






















I also work with another, smaller Asian textile print and sew studio, Interestprint, who also has not failed to impress me! I will do a future Blog post on them very soon! I love Interestprint because they allow me to ship to my buyers for Free and they turn around a bit faster than CowCow, though their product choices are less expansive. Interestprint also has a bit better base prices for their blank products, than CowCow does, allowing designers to pass along that savings to their buyers, and make a little extra profit on their original artwork and designs. CowCow allows for a storefront on their site, Interestprint is more of a white label print on demand manufacturer, no storefront abilities, you must sell via your own website or Esty.

Other artists/designers recommended both these wonderful Asian print on demand studios to me, and I am so very glad I gave them a shot!


















Apple Green Birds Leaves Tank Top





















Rustic Birch Bark Yoga Capri Leggings

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Gorgeous Sunsets of 2018

We sure had some Spectacular skies last summer! Have not done one of my sunsets of the past year posts in a while, so, I am posting here all the beautiful sunsets, from each day that I saw and photographed them. The skies in 2018 proved to be as spectacular as usual. The sunsets are better in the spring and summer months as once late fall and winter arrive, they are a little too much past the edge of our building and harder to get a shot of. We are lucky in that we face North and can see West quite well, hopefully that won't change any time soon!

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