Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Under the Town Festival

Me&Yu will be running a fashion show and pop-up shop at the Under the Town festival in Blackpool on Thursday.
Under the town is a new festival at the Winter gardens Blackpool, bringing together the best in music, visual arts, fashion and dance.The event has been organised by young people from blackpool as part of their arts award and will feature a headline show from Karima Francis.
Info - Thursday 31st August, 2pm-9pm Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
Tickets available at Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool (no on the door tickets)

Monday, 29 August 2011

Handmade mushroom sweatshirt online now!!!

The future vision of Me&Yu is for our main products to be  handmade by us in the UK, whilst still retaining the affordable pricing we have. This is the first step in that vision with these handmade and handprinted sweatshirts created by us in our Manchester factory using UK produced loopback jersey.  I think you would find it very hard to find a UK produced sweatshirt retailing at a  lower price than these.

This cool mushroom and eye illustration has been repeat printed over the fabric, which has then been cut out and made into these beautiful sweatshirts. The position of the prints will vary with each garment.

It's strange that to some people a mushroom with eyes is weird - to us it's just something we draw!!!!!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

New Re-Worked Jewellery online now!!!

I Love Manchester because.......

A big thank you to everyone who's been down to our Afflecks store in the past few days and supported the I Love Manchester campaign, our wall is full of reasons why people love Manchester!!!!!!!

New Handmade & Handprinted Sweatshirt

Yesterday we finished the handmade and handprinted mushroom sweatshirt (see earlier post), it's in our Afflecks store now and we will be putting them online in the next few days. The next few weeks will see us making more handmade/handprinted sweatshirts so keep looking.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

New Fabric Print

Today we handprinted the first of our new fabric designs - which we will soon be making into sweatshirts and cardigans

New Paper Bags!!!!!!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

When I Die Bury Me in the Clothes of my Youth

I Love Manchester

You may have seen this logo spread around town, seen our "Eye Love Manchester"
t-shirt  and heard us talk of Manchester Day.

So what's it all about???

I Love Manchester Day is this Friday 26th August and exists to show appreciation for the city - your city, and what you love about it. The idea for it came from the stong community spirit that prevailed after the riots, looting and criminal damage that hit the city centre a few weeks ago. The campaign gathered steam and the council and local businesses have joined forces to celebrate the city and what we love about it.

We all know about the riots, "That was ages ago," I hear you say. Well even though we were not directly affected, the lack of confidence in the high street has affected trade for business large and small. This combined with the general downturn means little business like us and our fellow Northern Quarter shops have been struggling a little bit more than usual. Manchester Day is about supporting all the independent businesses throughout the city that make Manchester one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. We're also fund raising for Forever Manchester and Reclaim - two great local charities. 

So this FRIDAY 26th AUGUST come to Afflecks and celebrate with us. 

There will be live music and competitions, poetry readings and celebrity appearances      throughout the building. So if you fancy a bit of celeb spotting, want somewhere to hang out with your mates and have fun - come to Afflecks. It's what we're here for!!!!

If you can't get to Manchester - enter our "I Love Manchester" Competition and you could win an amazing prize!!!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Soul Surfing

Just thought we'd give you the lowdown on some of the new designs, the ideas behind them etc. I'll start today with the easiest one - Soul Surfing, this is the easiest one to describe the idea behind simply because we pretty much just saw the image and used it. We're big fans here of the Australian label PAM, one of the founders Mischa Hollenbach also does an occasional blog on hypebeast, where he blogs about interesting books, one of these posts featured the book Be Here Now by Ram Dass, and some illustrations from said book. We had also been thinking about doing an Ocean Pacific inspired beach/surf t-shirt and one of the illustrations (see below) seemed to fit that theme, and it is probably the most amazing and ridiculous image ever, so how could we not put it on a t-shirt.

We just added the soul text, scanned it in, made a screen and printed the t-shirt.!!!!!. To get that vintage OP look we hand bleached some indigo blue t-shirts to create a lovely acid wash style light pink t (this also means they are all unique too)

Friday, 19 August 2011

Eye Love Manchester T-Shirt

As part of the I Love Manchester campaign we have designed an alternative Manchester t-shirt. Show your support and love for this great city!!!!. We will be donating a percentage of all sales to Forever Manchester and the Reclaim project. Here's how we made it!!!!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

New Designs are here!!! (nearly)

Today I've been busy printing the first batch of our new designs - here's a sneak peek!!!