About Carole Nevin Designs 2017-07-19T08:49:26+00:00

I started painting textiles from my garage in 1993, it is hard to believe that so many years have passed and we have indeed grown from strength to strength! It all started with a desire to earn a good living doing something creative and contributing to poverty alleviation in South Africa.

My business grew into a family business and this is the solid foundation on which it rests. The people that work for us are vital to the success of this business. Everything is handmade, both hand-painted or hand-printed, and therefore very labour intensive and exacting.

We are very proud to have the opportunity to train and employ many previously disadvantaged individuals both locals as well as from other African countries, many of whom come from informal settlements. We have a policy of job creation and training especially for unskilled or semi-skilled workers and in our small way we contribute to redressing the ills of the past regime and poverty in Africa.

The beautiful handcrafted range covers a wide variety of fabrics, kitchen accessories, scatter cushions, curtaining, upholstery and table linen including: tablecloths, table runners, serviettes, placemats, aprons, oven gloves, tea towels, shopping bucket bags, sling bags, cushion covers, fabric storage bags and purses.

I think for me the most exciting part of the business lies in the design and product development leading to a quality product truly appreciated by our loyal customers. We produce everything ourselves and we are 100% Proudly South African. Please browse through our website and take advantage of the specials we have at present. I would also like to thank all our customers for supporting us so loyally, without you there would be no business.

About Carole Nevin Designs…

We offer commission printing services of high quality, hand printed textiles for designers and wholesalers. We do the artwork and make up screens and hand print up to 8 colours for our clients. Creating textiles suitable for curtaining and upholstery and we can also CMT smaller products too, such as cushionstablelinen and fabric storage bags.

Machine printing only becomes practical with much bigger quantities and so we see fabric houses coming to us for shorter runs (between 120 and 4000 meters). We’re also seeing the upper end of the textile market wholesalers (and their clients: interior designers and decorators working on boutique hotels and game lodges for example) in search of a high quality, hand-crafted look and feel. (People want fabrics that display much more uniqueness and character.)

Single prints (called strike-offs) are prepared for customers’ approval before the bulk production takes place. When the printing is complete the fabrics are lifted above the printing tables to dry (it’s quite lovely to watch). They then head off for a session in the oven to set before the final quality check at the end.

So what are the specific benefits of flatbed hand-printing on textiles? Machine printing only becomes practical with much bigger quantities and so we see fabric houses coming to Eastlake for shorter runs (between 120 and 4000 meters). We’re also seeing the upper end of the textile market wholesalers (and their clients: interior designers and decorators working on boutique hotels and game lodges for example) in search of a high quality, hand- crafted look and feel. People want fabrics that display much more uniqueness and character.

Open house ranges for sale. We have a substantial range of fabrics available for sale per metre or by roll.  The collections vary from Tribal, Classic, Mediterranean to Floral.  Swatches  are available upon request.

You are welcome to visit our factory for a tour, buy from our factory fabric shop or collect swathes of your choice (by making arrangements by emailing us at info@carolenevin.com/).

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Or if you have any questions about your printing requirements drop us a line at info@carolenevin.com/.

By scanning the initial design onto a computer and a very powerful ultraviolet light that exposes clear film positives of the design onto a screen, you basically have a stencil, mixed colour paste and your old-faithful squeegee. The company uses Italian hand-printing equipment from the 70’s.

Single prints (called strike-offs) are prepared for customers’ approval before the bulk production takes place. When the printing is complete, the fabrics are lifted above the printing tables to dry. They then head off for a session in the oven to set before the final quality check at the end.

So what are the specific benefits of flatbed hand-printing on textiles? “Machine printing only becomes practical with much bigger quantities and so we see fabric houses coming to Eastlake for shorter runs (between 120 and 4 000 meters). We’re also seeing the upper end of the textile market wholesalers (and their clients: interior designers and decorators working on boutique hotels and game lodges for example) in search of a high quality, hand- crafted look and feel. People want fabrics that display much more uniqueness and character.

“We create textiles for curtaining and upholstery and we do smaller products too, like runners and placemats. The core of the business is commission printing of textiles and Eastlake already has as its customers well known South African textile suppliers such as Sway, Mavromac, St Leger and Viney, Wolfe Street fabrics, Halogen International, Lula Fabrics, Bellamy & Bellamy, Kalk Bay Modern, Squiggle & Squeak and Jay Smith Collection.” The company has a proven track record with its Lee Duncan range, sold via Mavromac and displaying classical themes like Pompeii, Hampshire and Stratford.

“Carole’s work is exhibited all over the world and, as we know, she is all about developing beautifully handcrafted material. Now with our own flatbed screen-printing factory and in-house design facilities, you see curtaining and upholstery products being added to her existing Carole Nevin tablelinen, kitchen ranges, etc.

As one of the last hand-printing facilities in this country, the factory in Muizenberg is entirely impressive. This building were used by the military years ago and with the 3 x 40-meter-long production tables fit perfectly into the space.

If you have any questions about your printing requirements, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at info@carolenevin.com/.

At Carole Nevin Designs we like to offer our customers something different and unique when it comes to your home, holiday and office decor. That’s why we have designed and hand made many hand painted ranges from our traditional warm African designs to our beautiful, spicy Mediterranean inspired designs to suit your every need.

If our standard sizes don’t suit your current table size or arrangements, please feel free to request a custom size quote by using our contact form below.

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