Because we want to be a true contributor to our local economy and industry, we know our supply chain intimately, and do all our production nearby. Our designs are screenprinted in Cape Town, and everything is cut and stitched by our small but nimble sewing team in the studio above our shop.
Skinny laMinx fabrics are printed with waterbased inks, and are printed on natural fibre basecloth. We hate waste, and put our offcuts and scraps to good use in the business and elsewhere.
Quality checking is a large part of our business, from the materials that we use, to the hand-checking of every Skinny laMinx finished product, to the relationships that we build. We care about it all!
While we deal in matters of style and decoration, and we do believe that humans need beauty to thrive, we are very aware that for most people, food on the table and money for school shoes is a far more pressing issue. We’re always on the lookout for opportunities brighten lives with gifts of our fabrics and designs.
Heather might get all the fanfare in the press, but nothing would happen at all, if it weren’t for our fabulous Skinny laMinx team.