Take A Peek Behind The Scenes | Printing The 70s Fleur
On one of our recent production visits, we decided to take our camera along with us, so we could show you some of the processes involved to make LILYA garments. These pictures show a little part of the printing process on the newly launched 70s Floral.
Each print we have at LILYA is not only exclusively designed in our office but is also hand dyed and printed, you can see the precision required to layer each of the screens in the right spot. This floral print has six colours, which means after the base is dyed, the printers then go over the fabric with six seperate screens to complete the print, usually starting with the lightest colour and building to the darkest.
At LILYA we work on a simple business model, we make only what is ordered by our stockists from around the globe, many who have been with us since day one. By making only what we need each season there is very little left over fabric and stock, which we then repurpose by making recuts of best sellers and also we use anything else left to make new first samples for the next collections fittings.
LILYA production has taken place in Bali for the past 15 years at the same family-owned factories that share similar values and this ensures that the workers are fairly treated and compensated for their time and skill. Eri (pictured above) made the first LILYA collection for Lisa all those years ago and they continue to have a great personal and working relationship, built on mutual trust and respect.
Our clothing is designed to be lived in season after season… We pride ourselves on quality construction and longevity, both in the production phase and by also making the styling of the pieces classic and wearable. See some of the pretty dresses in this perfect for summer floral print.