Print designs at iSea this summer…
While our weekends have been filled with festivals, our week days have been dedicated to coming up with cool new prints. We often get asked what inspires us and how we come up with the designs for them, so here’s the low-down from Anna on our top 10 prints for summer:
1. Camper vans
Being in the camper van on a road trip is our happy place! And it seems like it is for so many of you too, as our camper van and VW prints always sell-out. You can find limited edition VW prints at the VW festivals we’re taking part in this summer. Go to our events page https://www.iseasurfwear.co.uk/festivals-events/ to find out where we’ll be.
2. Sea creatures
From seahorses and sharks to whales and mermaids, you could find anything that lives under the sea, popping up on your iSea print! We don’t have to go far for inspiration –our studio is situated just minutes away from Amroth beach, and you can often find us there beachcombing, enjoying a beautiful sunset or playing in the sea.
Wandering around the garden in the dark is not how most people look at flowers, but for me it’s the perfect opportunity to take photos – you get a whole different perspective at night time and can pick up really interesting details by torchlight. Coastal flowers are a big draw – they work really well as a print and I love how they look on our leggings and women’s hoodies.
A swarm of bees in our roof inspired these latest designs, which have been creating a real buzz at shows this summer. There’s a lot of support out there for our British bees at the moment, so our swarm came to visit at just the right time for us to get on board, and our bee tees have been flying off the shelves. Plant bee-friendly flowers, avoid pesticides and save our bees!
It’s always, always been about the waves! The waves constantly call to team iSea, and whether we’re surfing, bodyboarding, SUPing, beachcombing or just mucking around in the seafoam, waves have always been part of our dreams (literally, we can hear them in our house!) and you’ll see this theme making a splash across so many of our ranges.
The iSea studio is surrounded by fields filled with wild flowers that attract the most beautiful butterflies in all sorts shapes and sizes. I’m addicted to drawing them and seeing how the shapes and patterns translate into screen prints. These feature throughout our women’s ranges, but I love them most of all on our racer back vests – in fact, I’m wearing mine now!
Surfing is our most favourite thing to do. Our surfer designs are for people like us – it was always going to be one of our most popular prints!
8. Pirate ships
Pirate ships are the newest addition to our adventure range, which also features bike trails, rock climbers and watch out for skateboard designs coming soon. Whether you’re a little adventurer, a serious adrenaline junkie or just a big kid, you’ll love our hoodies and tees featuring these fun designs.
Elephants, tropical flowers, toucans and palm trees – our jungle prints are inspired by our love of exploring. They feature largely throughout our kids’ range which is perfect for little warriors. Find out about our kids recycling scheme here https://www.iseasurfwear.co.uk/recycle-repair-reward/
10. And not forgetting birds. Birds have been winging their way into all our designs since day one – although this was a surprise to me when someone pointed it out recently. I had no idea I was working birds into all the prints – they must be our lucky charms as the orders have been flocking in!
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