About Simka Sol

wanderer . drifter . vagabond

What is Simka Sol?

Simka Sol® is a hand illustrated, hand printed, handmade apparel line operating out of Sara's studio in Massachusetts.

Sara drifted away from conventional manufacturing to house the designing, printing and sewing all under one roof. Using ecofriendly inks and sun exposed screens she strives to create a more sustainable, truly handmade product.

So just how are you eco-conscious?
Since learning how to screen print I've modified the process and made it my own by exposing my screens in the daytime sun, which eliminates the need for uv exposure units and electricity.

I also print using only eco-friendly water based inks, which contain no harmful VOC's, PVC or any other harmful toxic substances, making them safe for environment as well as the user. This process which is so dependent on the environment has helped me slow down in a fast paced "now" world, take a deep breath and appreciate what nature gives us as natural tools.

Old fabric scraps and misprinted towels are used for cleanup in the shop, reducing paper towel waste.

Tell us about the fabric!
I am excited to announce that I offer USA milled fabrics as well as certified imported organic blends, harvested and manufactured under strict environmental and Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production guidelines. Our organic offerings are fully certified by IMO, Control Union, OCIA, NOP or Ecocer and and dyed with low impact, fiber reactive dyes. Imported organic blends are manufactured in mills where workers operate in a well maintained, healthy and safe environment; they are well trained for their jobs; they are treated with respect; they are paid fairly and are provided with health insurance, sick and maternity leave benefit. No child labor is used.

Majority of our fabrics are milled in the USA and are noted as to which on product pages. We order our fabric in large quantities to reduce our shipping footprint and in order to offer a continual and consistent product. Our t-shirt blanks are USA sweatshop free American Apparel which are made in downtown LA.
All of our handmade garments are sewn 10 feet from where they are hand printed in my studio.

Every item in the shop is handmade in my home studio, from the skirts, to the scarves. Each item's process is completed by my hands and each product is special and unique.

Photography by Noelle Johnson http://www.noellejohnsonphotography.com/

Photography by Noelle Johnson http://www.noellejohnsonphotography.com/
All designs ©Sara Charles/Simka Sol™.
Reproduction rights do not transfer with sale of items.

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