What is Envelop?
Envelop is an online print-on-demand platform where illustrators can create, promote and sell high quality cotton items to textile lovers worldwide.
Visitors can easily download product templates of textile items in order to customize them. But only after being approved as a contributing designer - by communicating a descent online portfolio - members are free to upload any textile design they want.
However, every upload will be reviewed by Envelop technically and content-wise. In case of approval, the design is automatically added to the general as well as the designer’s Envelop Shop, where customers can buy the design.
Still, there is no real, physical stock. Every single order is cotton printed and assembled in Belgium by means of an eco defendable production process. Moreover, it contains a unique label featuring the designer's as well as the receiver's info.
This workflow allows customers to gain exclusive and unique designer textile items, made in Belgium, executed in 100% pure cotton, using an eco friendly procedure.
For every sold item, the designer immediately receives a part of the sales price as royalty. To fully promote their textile designs, contributing designers are automatically enabled to open their own Designer Shop, which can be reached trough a personal envelop-URL (www.envelop.eu/shop/my-shop-name).
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Envelop was born out of a profound love for textiles, and a profound love for graphics.
Moreover, we think that far too many illustrations, and expressions of visual communication in general, die on the disk or on the desk. Envelop aims and claims to offer a nice tool that enables talents from all over the world to literally spread their creative output, well, all over the world. By creating high quality textile interior objects and fashion accessories featuring high quality work, Envelop tries to send artistic ideas into the private and public life.
However, we don't want our members to take any risks: because we know there's nothing more creepy than a stock that has to be managed and has to be sold, there simply is no stock.
Also, we don't want our members to make any compromises: because we know there's nothing more annoying than someone giving 'advice' on 'what would sell better', there simply is no someone. We guarantee total independency regarding theme and technique.
Finally, we want our members to sleep tight: because we know there's a lot of courage needed to put creations on the internet these days, we keep our policy regarding intellectual property crystal clear. Owners stay owners: they just transfer the rights for 1 print per 1 order - ànd are rewarded immediately, automatically.
Who is Envelop?
Envelop's a compact team of highly dedicated professional enthusiasts, all with years of experience in textile industries.
Everything's pretty much coordinated by Serge. He currently lives in Geel, near Antwerp (BE), together with Sofie, and their two chickens, Kip Rudy and Koeskoes. Besides Envelop, he enjoys playing indoor soccer with De Sportbrodders, and writing songs for his band Portland.