Written by From Staff Reports Tuesday, 23 April 2013 18:34
April 23, 2013 – ThincSavannah, a creative and collaborative work space located in historic downtown Savannah, recently added “ThincLocal” to its ongoing collaborative efforts to promote local entrepreneurs, businesses and economic development in Savannah.
“Each month ThincLocal will feature a new entrepreneur, product, artist and a range of unique locally owned and operated businesses at ThincSavannah,” said Summer Teal Simpson, creative and social director at ThincSavannah. “We are passionate about building awareness for businesses within the community and will continue to enhance our efforts to support the buy-local philosophy.”
For the month of April, ThincLocal will feature Lovelane Designs, a local boutique of handmade creations that includes tea towels, totes, reusable bags, as well as a full line of eco-friendly luxury home goods. Lovelane Design products will be on display and for sale at ThincSavannah.
Lane Huerta, founder of Lovelane Designs, ventured into screen-printing while working with a graphic designer and poster artist in San Francisco. Her combined love of sewing and appliqué design was enhanced with the screen-printing technique and the foundation for her trade was born. Lovelane is committed to sustainability and “upcycling” by creating products made with eco-friendly, water-based inks and dyes on organic and regional materials. Lovelane also prints on vintage fabrics finds from flea markets around the world.
“I loved watching how the layers of colors create an image,” said Huerta, founder of Lovelane Designs. “I quickly ran out and bought a small start-up kit and eventually taught myself. I’m still learning every day.”
After moving to Savannah in 2006 with her husband, Patrick, she has been able to spend more time honing her skills and reconnecting with her Southern roots. A little country, a little rock n’ roll, her work blends refined style with purpose. Lane finds inspiration in the quirkiness of everyday life in Savannah.
“It’s wonderful to find an old grain sack or vintage piece of cloth while traveling and to use it in one of my printed pieces,” she said. “It creates a one-of-a-kind piece with a history.
For more information about Lovelane Designs, please visit www.lovelanedesigns.com or call 415-378-4474.