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Heather Moore, creator of Skinny laMinx, has combined her love for Scandinavian design with her roots in Africa to create three new patterns and a selection of fun new summer products.

All Shapes and Sizes

The Pebble, Woodpile and Rough Diamond designs were created while Moore was cutting and sticking simple hand-cut shapes into geometric patterns, whilst experimenting with an iron-on transfer material. She pinned the finished pieces onto her studio cork board in the corner of her vision. Over a few months she realized how much she liked these roughly-cut shapes and decided to turn them into patterns.

Moore was surprised and delighted by the way the patterns managed to cross over in a stylistic fusion of a clear, simple Scandi style and an earthier, African look. The simple geometric shapes read as both on-trend contemporary prints in one context, and as textured, tribal designs in another.

The Pebble, Woodpile and Rough Diamond designs are all available in the existing Skinny laMinx colour range as well as in three new summer shades. Skinny laMinx tableware, cushions, aprons, bags and selected paper products are now also available in a bold coral red called Lollipop, a chirpy blue called Sunny Sky, a dusty black called Inkspot and a strong umber called Smudge. The combination of these new prints and colours are what adds a sense of the extraordinary to otherwise simple graphic designs. For example the Rough Diamond print in Lollipop is cheerful and cheeky, whilst in Inkspot, it has a modern and masculine feel.

Summer Loving

This summer, Skinny laMinx will be producing new melamine trays will be available in three of the new graphic prints.

Moore was delighted to find a local manufacturer to work with in making these trays, which means that the brand can continue to send goods across world whilst still remaining 100% South African.

The vibrant polypropylene placemats are also locally screen printed in the Rough Diamond design in cheerful Sunny Sky and Lollipop. They are food safe and wipe-clean, making them perfect for kiddies’ mealtimes.

For gift wrapping fanatics and keen crafters, Skinny laMinx has extended their paper product offering to include a range of printed tissue paper in the new geometric designs – perfect for Christmas wrapping!

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