Bousso spent her summers Toothless and the light fury vintage shirt. as a child watching her family carry on time-honored crafts in leather, metal, and jewelry, but never became an artisan herself; instead, she moved to Norway for high school and later earned a master’s degree in mathematics at Stanford University. She still teaches and conducts research there in San Francisco, but her time in the States also reinforced her desire to create a collection that celebrates those Senegal crafts. “I think I had a bit of an identity crisis, because Silicon Valley is all about technology, and I was a math student at Stanford with this artisan background,” she explains.
Toothless and the light fury vintage shirt, hoodie, sweater, longsleeve and ladies t-shirt
And then, well, that’s where we come in Toothless and the light fury vintage shirt. Discharge ink removes the dye from the t-shirt. This exposes the natural colour of the cotton which is then ‘re-dyed’ using pigments that are resistant to the bleaching qualities in the discharge ink. The fibres of the shirt are recoloured so your t-shirt and print can breathe. Have a look at the photo below and you’ll see a close up of some discharge prints. As you can see, the finished product is still all t-shirt and no heavy deposit of ink, which is what you would get with a traditional plastisol print. There are, however, certain limitations to its powers: It won’t work on royal blue, kelly green and purple material. It gives interesting/great (depending on your taste) results on polycotton and triblend t-shirts, we’ll explain this further in the triblend discharge blog post, coming soon!If it were us, we’d go for a discharge print all the time, but it’s a matter of personal preference and it depends on your brief. Hopefully this post will help you out. Having said that, it’s hard to convey just how soft something is in a photo so if you want to drop by, you’re more than welcome. Be warned, though, we can drone on about this ink for hours! We are proud to say that we’re pioneers of discharge ink in Ireland and are the only commercial printer offering these super soft prints.