Circle of Designers stands for the union of art, design and sustainability.
The designers involved have chosen the medium of textiles in their practice. Each designer brings a signature look and feel to their independent fabric range which creates a wonderful variety and arty signature to the fashion range.
So far all participants in ‘Circle of Designers’ – are from different creative backgrounds. This aspect alone makes the group dynamic in style and cross-pollination – from textile design for fashion houses, an award-winning student; to a commercial gallery curator.
The group met through art and textile exhibitions; and where they source their hemp and organic base cloths.
City scape and City Lights are examples of her mostly naturalistic subject matter drawing from the environemnt around her. Philippa is the designer behind the establiched textile design company, Pip Willy, and has been immersed in commercial textile design for over 10 years. Philippa is a COFA graduate and it is her Fine Arts background, her keen eye for detail, her sensitivity in line work and her printing expertise that has been the driving force in her textile work.
Anjum’s recognisable henna-inspired motifs lend themselves to patternmaking. “Bold and stripped back” is a phrase that best describes Anjum’s designs. She has lived in Fiji, The Blue Mountains and Sydney. She studied interior decoration and marketing – and with a passion for design, Anjum won an award for her rug design with Designer Rugs. Anjum has also designed wallpapers. Her mission is always to think of the environment, which is where she draws her creative inspiration.
Mulga shadows is proving to be a very popular design for Sophie. She is the principle designer behind the creative company, Seeger By Design. Sophie is an established artist and interior designer in her own right; and collaborates with The Eco Collective. Having run a commercial art gallery; Sophie brings her curator’s eye to each creative project. She also enjoys the challenge of identifying and developing commercial and sustainable opportunities for artists: most notable to date is her conceived Indigenous rug range: Julu Wajaar.
After studying the creative arts and History of Art, Vikki combines her creative skills and formal training in strong classical design elements. Vikki is passionate about the environment – how the micro impacts on the macro. With a meticulous eye for detail, Vikki explores the visual interplay between those two scales. Vikki’s appreciation of the science behind the scales, brings a deep understanding and discipline to her work.
Kathy Subic of the ZEEGA range first came to Australia as an 18 year old in 1969 from the former Yugoslavia. Her grandmother was an exceptional seamstress and inspired her passion for fashion. Very quickly In Australia Kathy’s childhood dream came true. All her hard work culminated in her becoming Norma Tullo’s head pattern maker. Kathy was then passed around several companies until she mastered all the skills required to be a true designer. She then worked as a freelance pattern maker for the entire fashion industry including many well known Australian designers and labels for over 30 years. Recently when the fashion industry was decimated she has made a sea change and moved to the Mornington Peninsula and utilises her pattern making skills , designing, garment construction and tailoring to the highest quality.
Kathy will never forget Mr Martin’s words “To be a designer you need to be able to draw, to be a better designer you must know how to make a pattern, but to be a true designer you also must know how to cut and tailor a garment.”
How to order
Choose a design
Visit our Our Range portfolio page and choose a design that you like.
Choose an eco-fabric
All our fabrics are eco-friendly, made from hemp or hemp and organic cotton blend with fabric design from one of our textile designers.
Contact us to order
Please contact us by email and we’ll call you back to discuss your order and get things going.
Get your product via express post
When your product has been made to your specifications, we’ll send via Express Post.