Designer: Imprints & Ink
Imprints & Ink is an Irish fashion and illustration brand which creates unique luxury scarves and fine art prints. Drawing inspiration from Ireland’s beautiful native plants, my original scarf designs and illustrations are created from my home studio in Kildare.
About Imprints & Ink
Imprints & Ink was founded by Claire Malone, an artist and recent printed textile design graduate of NCAD, Dublin. Inspired by beautiful botanical archives, she creates original illustrations and luxury printed scarves fashioned from pure silk. “After leaving school I decided to study at NCAD, which had been a lifelong dream of mine. Originally, I had thought I would pursue a degree in fine art because of my love of creating colourful paintings and intricate drawings but I soon discovered the endless possibilities of a field that was entirely new to me- the field of design". Every Imprints & Ink scarf design is carefully considered, they can be thought of as vibrant pieces of wearable art. Each design is very driven by colour and has a distinct colour palette inspired by wild Irish landscapes.
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Imprints & Ink’s “Rare Treasures” collection incorporates botanical imagery of some of our rarest native plant species to shine a light on the importance of their conservation and protection. The collection features a series of colourful and luxurious printed silk scarves, each inspired by a different threatened Irish plant or flower. These unique and special plantsare captured in an evocative way by borrowing inspiration from the wild and remote corners of Ireland where they grow. The desire to safeguard and protect our natural surroundings is an integral part of my design process. I endeavour to use methods of production and packaging that are as sustainable as possible. My scarves are digitally printed by textile specialists in Italy. In this process, the dyes are applied extremely precisely to limit the waste of surplus ink. Similarly, all of my products are beautifully gift wrapped in fully recyclable packaging.