Barbiecore Activewear Sets

Barbiecore is everywhere!! Activewear is the perfect avenue to embrace the trend. Have some fun with a mini collection geared toward our favorite fashionista. Today we’re offering 3 Barbiecore Activewear Sets you can purchase wholesale for your brand. Act quickly! Limited material available. Basically inspired by Barbie herself, blue & white checks love a hot pink combo platter. All sets feature a high waisted bike short and racer back sports bra. Barbie not included ūüėČ For a sugary look, this sweet & subtle print is accented with magenta waistband. Customers get more style with their fundage- we made this sportsbra reversible to match the waistband.Read More →

This month we participated in not 1, but 2 (virtual) print shows. For those that attended, check your email for a special offer. For everyone else- here are our take-aways from the shows in geometric, floral, and folk print design trends. GEOMETRIC PRINTS Geometrics are always a staple of print design trends. This season static patterns turn toward movement while clean lines take on a hand drawn feeling. Irregular shapes and line-work become less strict, leading into abstract and surreal productions. FLORAL DESIGNS Sweet and dramatic blooms with a near vintage feel are key for 2023. For color, softer tones contrast with strong, saturated huesRead More →

Feeling limited by available printing techniques? We use sublimation printing in our studio. While it does require polyester fabric- that’s one of the few limitations. The material can be blended with cotton, spandex, or a host of other fibers. The ink will bond to the polyester fiber. This process also allows us to print on textured fabrics, through water-repellent treatments, and even on pre-dyed cloth. These designs were printed on a blend of polyester and cotton apparent in a slub knit. The print on textured fabrics ads depth to both the stripe design & floral pattern in very individual ways. This blended technique renders aRead More →

Runway Tie Dye Dress

Tie Dye quickly became a Covid pastime and brands wasted no time jumping on the trend. It was likely an easy solution to the piles of pre-made garments and greige goods not expected to sell during a pandemic. But sell they did and Tie Dye Prints are everywhere!! No- we don’t expect this to be a fleeting trend. Though for trends like tie dye to put down roots, it needs a few good spinoffs. Today we’d like to explore beyond tie dye and share some prints from our collection to help pull together yours. Think past your home-made rendition and learn how to amplify thisRead More →

flamingo print design

If you follow us on Instagram, you already know how this story goes. A girl goes to the nail salon for a fresh mani pedi, gets some simple nail art, and a few hours later is inspired to create a print design. View this post on Instagram A post shared by JLD-Studios (@jld_studios) on Feb 18, 2020 at 9:27am PST We love this story as it shows you never know how or where inspiration will strike. Of course this print design didn’t start with the results you see. Some creative brain spiraling through Florida, diner seats, and neon signs. Flash on flamingos and pop! ARead More →

2021 print trends

Looking immediately ahead we’re excited for Spring to blossom and hopefully tamp down this virus. But in fashion, we must look much further ahead, to the bright and sunny Spring and Summer of 2021. Today we’re diving into the print trends we expect to see flourish. We might be showing you tiny snapshots here, but Go Big or Go Home is the top take away for next Spring. Once the sun comes out, it should be shining off the biggest boldest prints you’ve seen in a decade. See something you like? Send us an email and arrange a virtual showing of the collection. This isRead More →

Hello everyone! It’s Jennifer here, founder of JLD-Studios. Today, I will be giving you some tips on how to start a leggings brand so you can design and sell your own custom leggings. Creating a leggings¬†brand or any form of business is not an easy task (trust me, I am still learning as I go). 1. Do your research: What I always tell my clients is to first research and put together a plan. Who is your customer- Be Specific!¬† What kind of leggings will they wear? Why will they shop with you? Do they prefer cats or dogs? A specific customer will help youRead More →

We are no stranger to 1960’s fashion (check out our previous blog post). We love the bright patterns, interesting silhouettes that this era brought to the fashion industry. Today, we are diving deeper into the history of the man who created the¬†distinctive psychedelic patterns which proliferated during the mid-Sixties¬†as well as his version of “leggings.”¬†Emilio Pucci¬†printed leggings are sensual, effortlessly elegant, and made to liberate a woman’s movement in every situation. Emilio Pucci was born in Naples, Italy on November 20th, 1914 to an illustrious¬†Italian family.¬†He graduated from the Universit√† di Firenze in 1941 with a doctorate in political science, after having attended the UniversityRead More →

Inspiration comes from many different places. This year, we want to share some of the things that inspire us to you. Here are our top 10 Blogs and Instagrams every designer should follow. 1. Maker’s Row Maker’s Row is an¬†online marketplace that connects American manufacturers¬†with small, medium-sized businesses. Not only are they a great resource to find local manufacturers, they also provide great content on industry news ranging from fashion, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and much more. 2. The Bussiness of Fashion (BoF) We cannot create a post about top 10 Blogs and Instagrams every designer should follow without mentioning The Business of Fashion (B0F). BoF isRead More →

Emily Franklin is our beloved associate textile designer at JLD-Studios. We caught up with her to chat about her background, design process and favorite aspect about textile design. How did you become a textile designer? During my senior year of my Studio Arts degree, I stumbled upon textile design when my created a thesis of an intricate drawing which looked like wallpaper. I fell in love with textile design because I like the nitty-gritty details of the design.¬† I decided to take a chance and attended FIDM to earn my Textile Design degree and freelanced for a bit before I landed an internship at JLDRead More →

We strongly believe that the price of manufacturing in the USA outweighs the price of social and environmental justice lost at many overseas facilities, that‚Äôs why we are proud of what we do in the Pacific Northwest. Are you in interested in starting your own brand? Are you looking into manufacturing overseas but are skeptical? Here are some of our favorite documentaries to watch to help you make these important business decisions.   The True Cost Why You Should Watch: This documentary tells the story of fast fashion and its impact on our society and the environment. If you‚Äôre ready to find the ‚Äútrue cost‚ÄĚRead More →

Do you think the choice of Pantone color Greenery was a subtle nod to our hope that 2017 would be better than 2016?¬† After all, “The Grass is Always Greener.”¬† Despite where you feel we’re heading for this year, the color of the year is as cheery as Kermit. To embrace the shade our textile designers had a little fun with our print library. The cool shade of green is playing nicely with shades of aqua and navy blues.¬† We even through in some gray to further neutralize the color.¬† From ditsy florals to more laid back conversationals, greenery is accenting these prints very well.Read More →