04 April 2010

Bahamian Fashion...Androsia and Bahama Hand Prints Fabric

7 comments:
 
Hi Ladies,

Here in the Bahamas we produce so many things, which so many people fail to understand. Some think that we walk naked, wearing leaf skirts and hunt for our food. It makes me upset because, we are very cultured people, we even produced a Grammy award winning group called Baha-Men, you may know them by the song "who let the dogs out". Well anyway as you know we recently held Miss Universe 2009 here in the Bahamas and they featured in the fashion show segment of the pageant, two beautiful materials called Androsia and Bahama Hand Prints. Androsia Fabric is made in the largest island in the Bahamas, Andros. As you may not know the Bahamas consists of 700 islands and cays. The Androsia fabric is handmade and comes in many different fun, loving colors and patterns. The fabric ranges from $12-16 a yard. If you would like to purchase this fabric you can visit Androsia.com. The site also features how the fabric is made and you can also purchase clothing there. Bahama Hand Prints was another fabric that was featured in the Miss Universe Pageant. Bahama Hand Prints was established by two artists Helen Astarita and Berta Sands in 1966. To date Bahama Hand Prints create fabric from the original owners artwork, but they're always creating new prints to add to the fabric variety. Not only does Bahama Hand Prints sell clothing material but they have assortments of clothing, home decor fabric,and even accessories. To find out more about Bahama Hand Prints visit their website at BahamaHandPrints.com  As you can see there are some pictures below from Miss Universe Pageant, My Family friend  was one of the Bahamian Designers (Basheva Eve) who got a chance to design for the pageant. Enjoy! P.S The picture below shows that the pageant girls are wearing Androsia and Bahama Hand Prints Fabric. The Pictures compliments of Tim Aylen. 













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          XOXO







7 comments:

  1. Thank you! It's the national fabric of the Bahamas. you should check out the site.

    XOXO

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  2. Thanks Dede for letting me know!  

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  3. Images 4,5,6,7 and 9 are not Androsia fabric, they are actually a few of the many Bahama Hand Prints, fabrics.   Also an authentically Bahamian product, both fabric companies were approached to work with the fashion designers in creating the garments.  Please check out their website for further clarification.  Thank you.

    www.bahamahandprints.com

    Not at all trying to knock your blog, I think its great - just want the information to be correct.  Thanks.

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  4. Hi! As one of the owners of BAHAMA HAND PRINTS who donated hundreds of yards of fabric to the Miss Universe Fashion Show I must inform you that in 5 of the photographs above the contestants are wearing garments made of Bahama Hand Prints fabric.  Your title is misleading and gives us no credit.  Bahama Hand Prints was established in 1966 and we have been hand printing fabric right here in our factory in Nassau and making a wide range of beautiful products.  check out our website www.bahamahandprints.com.
    Thanks Linda

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  5. Hi Linda, I have updated the information, thanks.
     

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  6. Thanks for letting me know!

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