Founder of Spare Label, Sabine Spare, has received her degree in Material Art and Design and has branched off to start her own ethical business, merging fashion technology with fabric marbling — an ancient aqueous surface design technique.
Spare makes her marbled designs in a small studio in downtown Toronto and uses non-toxic dyes and biodegradable liquids to create handmade marbled patterns on silk and cotton fabrics. The nature of the design technique behind this particular fashion technology allows for there to be no repeats in the patterns. Therefore, no two marbled fabrics are the same. It is a true collaboration of art, design and fashion technology.
Her hand-marbled fabrics mimic organic patterns, resembling stone and water. Geology and the subconscious inspire her first collection 'Igneous & Id,' which features her fashion technology on bags, scarves and tunics. Spare Label recently launched a second wave of pattern designs in a collection, featuring luxurious patterned fabrics as lounge wear.
Sabine Spare also teaches courses in Fabric Marbling at her Toronto studio and through various community organizations who support the progression of fashion technology and innovative design.