Collaborating with nature
My textiles are an embodiment of my values of slow fashion, sustainability and using local resources.
My adventures in natural dyeing are built upon a 15 year career in art direction and design which encouraged an eye for design, colour and style. An apprenticeship with a master dyer in India rekindled a love for handmade textiles.
The brand was borne out of a desire to create something that allows a deeper understanding of nature and forge a closer connection with it.
When viewed through the lens of a designer, nature is a treasure trove of possibilities. The colours and patterns contained in the veins of the leaves are not only pleasing to the eye, but also tell a story of a moment in time and a place. And my work is all about capturing this story and embalming it in fabric.
Whether it’s scarves, clothing or pouches, each piece is handcrafted and unique. An intersection of art, fashion and luxury.
Around the world in 80 dyes
I was born in England, raised in Denmark and live in Australia. Travel comes naturally to me. And these days, I don't go anywhere without a pot to cook up some tasty textiles.
I've extracted hues and patterns from flora gathered in streets and parks from Copenhagen to Canberra. My adventures in leaf dyeing have also led me to secrets in Crete, England, Spain and Holland. I've played with (and planted) indigo in the mountains of Japan where the cooler climes impart shades of deep blue. And conjured up a range of earthy tones with the Bogolanfini mud dyeing technique from Mali. My creations are well travelled too, having been featured in craft shows in England and exhibitions in Australia, China and India.