Beauty & Rareness: Print Sisters

We spoke to Alexia and Claudia, Founders of Print Sisters about their journey within print and textiles and what they like most about vintage artworks. Print Sisters are passionate about supporting ethical brands and giving back to the planet; using 100% recycled and sustainable papers whilst contributing to the restoration of environments, biodiversity and communities. Read about their their creative process and journey so far.

Our passion is to make a positive impact on this industry through creative, responsible and environmentally friendly processes

Talk to us about your journey with Print Sisters, why did you decide to launch the brand? And what is your vision and mission? 

We launched Print~Sisters in July 2020,  the first lockdown was a somber but creative transition that gave us both the time to come together and dedicate energy to building the platform and to share the archive. 

Our mission is to bring beautiful affordable artworks into people’s homes.

What do you like most about authentic vintage textiles and artworks? 

Their beauty and their rareness and celebrating the craftsmanship of the artwork from when they were first produced. 

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You’re also a sister company to The Printsmiths, tell us more. 

At Printsmiths we share ideas and create patterns for inspiring brands, textile lovers and creators. We always work in synchronisation with our clients to avoid the impact of excess production and waste on the environment. We support ethical brands by offering a reduced fee for our services. Our passion is to make a positive impact on this industry through creative, responsible and environmentally friendly processes.

Our mission is to bring beautiful affordable artworks into people’s homes.

Walk us through your creative process from selecting artworks, to printing …

We usually start a new collection by going through the archive and just pulling out anything we feel we love, sometimes the seasons will inspire us, a film, an exhibition, a mood, it’s quite an organic process. After selecting 50 prints or so we lay them out all over the floor and table to try and form a print story,  a poetic rhythm to relate them and express our sentiment. We usually go with what feels most beautiful or resonates with us most at that point in time. Sometimes the process is over weeks to let things settle and to also build excitement.

I love your dedication to being eco-friendly, tell us more about this and your partnership with TreeSisters. 

It’s so important to us that as we grow, we do so in a way which is kind to the planet; using both 100% recycled and sustainable papers, we strive to be as eco-friendly as possible. We are proud to be partnered up with Tree Sisters, funding the restoration of environments, biodiversity and communities, with support of our customers and community we have already planted 535 trees.

How does creativity affect your overall well-being? 

We’ve lived around art and prints growing up and found decorating and organising our spaces to be comforting and a way to express our creativity which helped with our mental health. 

Our parents and relatives were all very creative, from printmaking, wood carving, fabric sourcing, lingerie, millinery, jewellery, knitting, ceramics, painting, graphic design & fashion it was natural for us both to take a creative path, so both of us studied design.

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And lastly, what does creativity mean for you?

An outlet to express yourself and to share with others. A safe place to not be judged. 

To connect with Print Sisters:

Website: www.printsistersarchive.com

Instagram: @printsisters

Facebook: @printsistersarchive

Cover photo by Jan Bernet

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