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Is Australia's obsession with new clothes and 'fast fashion' textiles hurting the environment and ultimately us?

STOP, BREATH, SLOW DOWN AND WATCH! Watch one small Tasmanian company committed to creating slow quality fashion one stitch at a time keeping a dying tradition alive in Australia, creating jobs, showing small can be better for you, the environment and others! 

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A phenomenon called “Throw Cushionitis” has swept through Aussie men like a dose of the gastro leaving a path of havoc in its wake!

A phenomenon has swept through Australian men like a dose of gastro in a child care centre, known as “throw cushionitis” the general fear and dislike has simply overwhelmed Aussie men with some pretty severe and alarming symptoms that have been proven to worsen or heighten in the presence of other Aussie men with like mindedness. Symptoms include profuse sweating, eyes glazing over, jittery legs, heart papulations and uncontrolled verbal outburst in public for example; we have far TOO MANY cushions already!!! Why do you need more CUSHIONS? What do you do with them all?? And it gets even more alarming in some cases threaten the said cushion with mortal violence…I will throw them OUT if you buy anymore cushions, I...

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Who thinks wool is ONLY for cold climates?

When it comes to finding the perfect wool scarf, The Spotted Quoll Studio has it all wrapped up. Since 2009, our innovative Tasmanian Company has been creating the highest quality eco-friendly clothing and lifestyle wears, including some of the finest silk, linen and wool scarves you can buy. And, what’s more is they’re all made right here in Australia. Model Freya wears loose weave merino scarf in the new season colour Forest. Model Freya wears loose weave merino scarf in Indigo. Designed to fit in with the current global slow fashion movement, our ladies and men’s scarves are fashioned from the most luxurious materials, including merino wool from the iconic Waverly Woollen Mills, the oldest textile mill in Australia. Our lightweight...

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Can we weave a yarn!

When we talk about "weaving" or "woven" it seems to be a loose term that is used with little or no thought to what that actually means. So today’s blog we explore with you the organic process from fleece (sheep’s back) to finished "woven" product that "you" the consumer buys in store.  Why can we tell this yarn? Mind the pun. Our collaboration with the iconic Waverley Woollen Mills, established in 1874 the oldest textile mill in Australia still operating from its original site in Tasmania.  Over 135 years, a dynasty of master weavers handed down their knowledge, skills and passion, despite modernisation, advances in technology and wool innovation, some things remain unchanged – the journey from farm to fleece, fibre to fabric remains an organic...

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Why Bamboo is the BOMB!!!

Bamboo fabric had me at NO iron, but then it feels like silk and is totally amazing to wash and wear what isn't there to LOVE! Bamboo is breathable and so cool to wear plus incredibly hydrophilic, absorbing more water than other conventional fibres such as cotton and polyester.   Bamboo Storm top in Oyster paired with printed bamboo scarf in Feather:    Merino & Bamboo Two Way Top in Black & Oyster, paired with Ocean Bamboo Scarf; Bamboo is one of the few sustainable fabrics to grow as it does not require the use of pesticides and grows very quickly in favourable conditions. Bamboo fabric has a natural anti-bacterial property that is maintained in the fabric, meaning that bamboo fabric does not require the...

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