November 12, 2014

3 Years in the Making

Today 11/11/14 is 11th Loop’s 3 Year Anniversary. It all started in a small cabin in the woods of Prescott, Arizona on 11/11/11. An idea of two creative brothers to team up and create functional art work for all to enjoy. Nathaniel a photographer and Benjamin a graphic designer created the lingo and the style of Graphic Textile Design with the twist of a Sustainable Lifestyle.

It has been a year since our last post and a lot has happened since the beginning of this lifestyle brand. This year we opened the first of many 11th Loop stores on the bay front in Hilo, Hawaii. We have created a place to educate our customers on the product. The 11th Loop store features a collection of environmental friendly apparel and accessories. We specialize in textile designs printed on sustainable fabrics. Our mission is to source American grown natural fibers and materials. By using eco-friendly methods 11th Loop insures little waste of fabric, water, and electricity. Join us as the journey continues with support and love of conscious individuals like You. 
Visit us at: 144 KING KAMEHAMEHA AVE. in HILO, HAWAII (10am-6pm / Mon. – Sat.) 
What does 11th Loop mean to You?  
11: is a balanced number, I was born at 11:11am so I have always had a special connection with this number though out my life. The night of 11/11/11 as my brother and I were coming up with names for hours. I was standing in the kitchen cooking in the cabin. Then I heard a voice say to me “11th Loop”. I had no idea where it came from, but I rolled with it. So I told Nathaniel to look it up and see if it was taken by any other person on the internet. He found nothing. So that was the beginning of the branding of 11th Loop. At first we were not sure where to take it, but today we have seen the power of sticking to your dreams and never giving up.
Here is what you will find on the number 11 in our World:  
First the number 11 is very important in numerology, as it is the first of the Master Numbers. In Basque, hamaika (“eleven”) has the double meaning of  “Infinite” probably from amaigabemeaning “endless”. The Power of 11 was seen on “11-11-11″, when it showed an increase in the number of marriages taking place in different areas throughout the World.
Astrology: Aquarius is the 11th astrological sign of the Zodiac. The age of Aquarius in the new age that is coming. This is a time of Peace and Feminine rule in the World.
Astronomy: Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon and NGC 11, a spiral galaxy in the  constellation Andromeda.
Math: 11 is a strobogrammatic prime and  a dihedral prime because it reads the same whether the calculator is turned upside down or reflected on a mirror, or both. 11 raised to the “n” power is the nth row of Pascal’s Triangle.
Science: 11 is the atomic number of the element sodium. 11 is also the number of space-time dimensions in M-theory.
Religion: After Judas Iscariot was disgraced, the remaining apostles of Jesus were sometimes described as “the Eleven”. 11 is a spiritually significant number in Thelema. 11 is also the number of the Holy Spirt.
Music: A complete 11th chord has almost every note of a diatonic scale.
Sports: There are 11 players on a soccer team and an American football team has 11 players on the field at one time.
Military: The number of guns in a gun salute to U.S. armed forces. The number of General Orders for Sentries in the Marin corps and United States Navy. World War 1 ended with an Armistice on November 11, 1918, which went into effect at 11:00 am, on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. Armistice Day is still observed on November 11 of each year, it is now called Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
Travel: The number 11 bus is a low-cost way of sightseeing in London. The highway 11 is a major road on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Movies: Benjamin-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) , and The Lord of the Rings: The return of the King (2003), have each won 11 Academy Awards, including Best picture of that year.
In memory: Of the American Airlines flight 11, a Boston  to Los Angeles flight which was reported to have crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York on the day of September 11, 2001.
The Loop
Loop: Infinity, Rotation, Transformation, and the way of life
Math: Loop (telecommunication) , sending a signal on a channel and receiving it back at the sending terminal. Loop (computing), a method of control flow in computer science. Loop (graph theory), an edge that begins and ends on the same vertex. Also the Loop (topology) means, a path that starts and ends at the same point.
Travel: Loop route, a main route or highway that forms a closed loop. loop, a main route or highway that encircles a town or city
Music: Loop (music) , a finite element of sound which is repeated by technical means
Also the Loop is used for: Loop (knot), one of the fundamental structures used to tie knots in couples. Even a Loop roller coaster is a basic roller coaster inversion, also a Loop, is a type of Fingerprint pattern. And a Film loop, the slack portion of the film around the projector lens in a movie projector.
Inspire others to make the right choice …

November 11, 2013

The New Visual Language

11th Loop seeks to provided a more sustainable lifestyle for all to receive. Each of our graphic textile design starts with a walk in Nature observing the patterns in the environment. Natural colors and textures are the inspiration for all of our designs. Once a unique phenomenon is witnessed, by a designer,they document the event by making a digital image. These images are taken back to the studio to be cataloged.  Using computer software and apps the designers at 11th Loop customize each  image to create an unique textile design. 

These graphic textile designs are forging a new look with hyper-vivid patterns and bold colors. We are pushing the boundaries to increase the number of customized designs in our collection. This is an unexplored source of creativity. Our textiles and garments illustrate the cutting-edge advances in Eco-Friendly printing and pattern making. 

Now, with computer software, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, textile designs have become more complex then ever.
Digital  printing will soon provide the majority of the World's printed textiles. This is a trend that is beginning to dominate the industry. 

" Let Us Grow Naturally "


     11-11-13 is Our 2 Year Anniversary 

February 11, 2013

11th Loop Review

Life Is Layers, Live It!


Rotation Transformation:
An image rotated horizontally, vertically, and 180 degrees. The original single image is seen from four different perspectives. Combining these patterns the repetition reveals a continuous and seamless natural design. The simplicity of the pattern allows a balance of infinite possibilities.

1 – Spines
2 – Pincushion
3 – Deadwood
4 – Ambrosia Bursage
5 – Saguaro Silhouette
6 – Cottonwood Seed
7 – Desert Thistle
8 – Fairyduster
9 – Saguaro Side
10 – Mormon Tea
11 – Saltcedar
12 – Century Paint
13 – Rock Live-Forever
14 – Witchgrass
15 – Woolly Paintbrush
16 – Saguaro Spines
17 – Golden Cottonwood
18 – Strawberry Flower
19 – Blue Lupine
20 – Wild Cucumber

The start to something special !