We make, we print, we share
Natural • Experimental • Moral • Tender
As Tenera We Make Ethical Decisions
We search for alternative processes of creating garments.
We embrace slow.
We colour our fabric naturally using a variety of techniques to create coincidental and unique textile designs.
We travel and learn from the masters of natural dyeing. Embodying the use of local sources and reclaiming natural waste, we build our own personal approach of natural dyeing.
Our digital prints are designed from the visual documentation of paintings, illustrations and photographs we create for each collection.
Painting on Fabric
After naturally dyeing, we paint directly on the fabric by modifying the ph level of the colour. This enables us to fully express Tenera's narrative through natural dyeing.
Bundle dyeing is an ecological printing technique where plant parts are used to leave marks on the fabric.
Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique we have adopted to bring shapes-marks-colour range into our dyeing.
We practice conscious screen printing method to add imagery and motifs on our hand dyed fabrics.
We practice stitching and patchwork techniques by up-cycling used textiles we collect from local merchants.