we heart cloth and print

Many, many, many moons ago, we attended a creative coffee morning and this is where we met Megan Smith for the first time. It’s so great to see how Megan has channelled her creative energy and talent and poured it into her new business, Cloth and Print, which she launched six months ago. We just love the design aesthetic of this brand. Read on to find out more about it…

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Tell us how Cloth and Print came about
I adore beautiful fabric and have a passion for print. My background is in Textile Design and over the years I have been eager to create my own handprinted collection but have parked it on the back burner until the time was right. I think the real catalyst to begin Cloth and Print came after a creative trip to Jaipur, India in 2014. Being so close to the historic craft of block-printing and being immersed in a culture rich in textiles gave me the impetus to lay the cornerstone of my dream to create my own textile collection. The name Cloth and Print simply expresses my love for fabric and my joy for print… where these two concepts meet, one repeat at a time. 

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I feel inspired by so many little things we find around us. Recently, I found myself mesmerised by the rather arbitrary shadows thrown by roadside retainer blocks, thinking what a great print it would make! But more often that not, I’m drawn to the natural beauty of our surroundings, flowers in particular are a source of inspiration to my work. I find that travel is a wonderful eye-opener especially when we allow ourselves to learn from people around the globe and the creative process they follow. It shakes us out of our comfort zone and broadens our perspective.

Where can we find your products?
Cloth and Print has an online shop where all the products are available, both ready-made and custom orders. I also supply Fabricate in Gardens Centre with most of the purses and bags from the range.

What are your favourite items to date?
I absolutely adore the Clutch & Cover bag which is both fabulous and functional! With a handmade leather wrist strap and available in two sizes, it can be used as a beautiful clutch for a night on the town or an iPad cover during the day.

In just a sentence, tell us what Cloth and Print means to you
Our lives are made up of memories, and Cloth and Print is the curated cultural recollections of my life told in the manner of pattern and print.

And to celebrate the beauty of Cloth and Print, Megan is giving away a tote bag worth R350 to one lucky reader. Simply like Cloth and Print on Facebook here and tell us you’ve done so in the comments below 🙂

Support local, get shopping at Cloth and Print!

— Liza

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13 Responses to we heart cloth and print

  1. Jenny Collins 29/07/2016 at 10:21 am #

    I came across Megan and her beautiful textiles earlier this year and absolutey love them! I follow Cloth and Print on IG and have now liked her Facebook page- so pick me, pick me!

  2. Sarah Buerger 29/07/2016 at 11:02 am #

    I have liked the page 🙂 Love the fabric!

  3. Carolyn Augustus 29/07/2016 at 11:14 am #

    Liked the Cloth and Print page on Facebook, fingers crossed

  4. Nadine 29/07/2016 at 5:00 pm #

    I’ve liked Cloth and Print

  5. Bianca Balutto 29/07/2016 at 11:00 pm #

    Liked on fb Bianca Chante Balutto 🙂

  6. REHANA SEEDAT 30/07/2016 at 4:28 pm #

    I love beautiful textiles and adore the texture of good fabric. In a world filled with fleeting trends, I find the enduring nature of such a brand very inspiring. Love the shapes, colours,texture & designs that Cloth & Print use to create stunning household items. I have liked Cloth & Print facebook page

  7. Megan Hartwig 01/08/2016 at 9:08 am #

    WOWeeeee!!! This is a fantastic prize! I would TOTES love to be the winner. Pick me, Pick me!! I have liked Cloth & Print on Facebook! Fingers crossed!!

  8. Janet Watson Perry 10/08/2016 at 10:24 am #

    Stunning!! Love these gorgeous fabrics and designs. Liked the Cloth & Print FB page, now holding thumbs! 🙂

  9. Lisa 10/08/2016 at 1:25 pm #

    Liked and love the fabric. Very creative….

  10. Kim Dyer 10/08/2016 at 6:42 pm #

    Adore the designer, not to mention the fabulous, fresh prints… Creative, inspirational and naturally beautiful craft. Liked. Loved.

  11. Dominique Malherbe 10/08/2016 at 9:15 pm #

    I have liked the page ! I have always thought of Megan as the epitome of style and her designs have proven me correct! Stunning!x

  12. Belinda Santana 10/08/2016 at 10:07 pm #

    Just love the thought and artistic design gone into these personally made fabrics would love to be using a Cloth & Print tote xx

  13. Cloth and Print 12/08/2016 at 1:55 pm #

    Thank you all for entering! I appreciate the kind words of encouragement! Thank you for having Cloth and Print on your beautiful blog, Liza and Emily. 🙂

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