Textile Republic Website
Emerging from the trend of community based contest sites, Textile Republic offers a fresh take on print design for the textile industry.
Founded in 2007 by the brother and sister team of Kimberley and Brian Osborne, Textile Republic offers textile designers an opportunity to get their designs produced and used on actual products. In order to take their brand further and to stand out from their competition, they sought out our expertise to redesign their identity and to come up with new branding strategies for their company.
As part of their re-branding effort, they also wanted to update their website and add new functionality. The design of the site is an extension of the branding, and it gave us the opportunity to expand the identity system. We created a custom WordPress site with e-commerce functionality and a user driven voting system. We gave the Textile Republic community the ability to vote for pattern submissions and have a voice in what was ultimately printed. The client now is able to update and control the site themselves. The live site can be found here.