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Ultra Tee

Angelina Sam, passionate about graphic design and nature began her story at the School of Crafts Creation and Communication in Paris.

Who are you?

My name is Angelina Sam, I am 30 years old and I am passionate about graphic design and nature. After graduation, I already knew what I wanted to do next: imagine a project that would be different to others.

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Why did you choose to go into fashion?

It all started at the Trades School of Design and Communication where I was studying. For several years I have bathed in this artistic environment, identified challenges, learnt, gained experience ... After graduation, I already knew what I wanted to do next, I was determined! I wanted to imagine a project that would be different from others - connect fashion with the respect for the environment by offering fair trade apparel (tees / sweat shirts) with a graphic spirit. The preparation of this project took a long time (looking for the best techniques of ecological printing, ethical suppliers, fair trade organizations for production, logistics), there were difficulties, failures, but I kept going ... Finally, I'm here! I continue developing and improving my production lines to offer good quality products that respect for nature and the social environment.

Could you describe to us your creative universe?

Ultra Tee collections are timeless. I pay a lot of attention to the softness and lightness of the fabrics I use ... The Ultra Tee tee-shirts and sweatshirts are very comfortable, easy to wear. The harmonious, floral and pastel textures create the brand personal style.

What are your sources of inspiration?

Nature, the Parisian and Londoner gardens, flowers (I love flowers!). Spending time in old libraries to find rare books about plants is always an essential moment for me.

How do you manufacture your pieces?

I work with natural fabrics suppliers that are fair, ethical and certified by organizations such as Confidence in Textile or GOTS. Direct digital printing and embroidery are made in France and/or England in small workshops.

Can you tell us couple words about your collaboration with MonDéfilé?

The print created exclusively for MonDéfilé remains in the spirit of my brand: a very detailed illustration of flowers, birds, foliage. It is poetic and a bit vintage. All redraws the letter Ô  which is an expression of emotion, surprise! I think it is very interesting to mix the "zen" of nature with emotions, to play on contrasts...

If you were a garment or accessory, which would you be?

A clutch bag canvas with a beautiful floral print! Besides, it is a new page that opens for Ultra Tee! I only have a few seams to do before presenting my new beautiful collection of accessories!

 

"I pay a lot of attention to the softness and lightness of the fabrics I use."

Golden Palm Award

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