Welcome to Blocked Co! I work from my home studio in Scarborough, ME and I am the designer, carver, printer, and sewer for all Blocked Co. products. The name of my company comes from the technique that I use. Hand block printing is something that I have been interested in since I first experienced it in high school and then again at my previous job where I helped develop a fabric line from antique block prints. I loved working with all of the variations in the designs and when I started carving my own designs, I drew inspiration from this. Because each design is printed one at a time, by hand, no two prints will be quite the same. Each print is unique. After much experimenting and learning a bunch about printing, sewing, and being self-employed (which I think will be a life long learning experience), Blocked Co. was born!
All of the fabric used for Blocked Co. products is 100% Organic Cotton - GOTS Certified (Global Organic Textile Standard). It is the world's leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The aim of the standard is to define globally recognized requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labeling in order to provide credible assurance to the end consumer.