We launched our new collection of fabric and products just last week at DesignEX in Melbourne. It’s called Natural, because it’s based on trees and clay and leather. Three new fabric designs are printed on our favourite base cloth – satisfyingly heavy, sustainable hemp.
We made a new clay range called Pinch Pots, hand built from stoneware and imprinted with native plants found in the garden. We printed on leather placemats made from deer hides from Orange, NSW.
It was a bit hit. People felt very comfortable around our stand, they said. They stayed and sat had a chat, and listened to our stories.
Most important of all we launched ClothTrade. This means from now on we distribute all our own orders for wholesale and trade customers from the ClothHQ on Oxford Street, Sydney. Martine is the department chief. We represent and distribute all our products and services because we believe direct communication with our customers fosters a spirit of collaboration and community. Which makes us all feel good.
A few people helped us out. One of them was our good friend Catherine from Southwood in Napier St, Fitzroy. She lent us some lovely bits of furniture that went so well with our new range.
And the other thank you goes to photographer Clare Murray from My Little Tribe. She won a painting of mine for being my 1001st instagram follower and promised she would come by to take my photo. She did and it was a good one. I sent it to my Mum in the UK so she could see my new hair do.