Inspiration

Craftsmanship - Samorn Sanixay and her very relevant work with Eastern Weft
Saturday, 25 April 2020

Today on the last day of Fashion Revolution Week 2020 I am sharing with you an email I received from Samorn Sanixay on the 10th of January. When I received it I was working on my own in studio before we had officially opened the doors after our Christmas break. It was such a terrifying start to the year with all the damage and destruction of the bush fires, who knew things were only going to get worse. Samorn’s email was such a delight to receive at the time, written from the heart if made me smile, it made me laugh and made me feel a whole lot better about the world with people like Samorn making it more beautiful for many through her work with Eastern Weft.

Eastern Weft is a weaving co-operative based in Vientiane, Laos founded in 2004 by Samorn Sanixay and Khaisy Sopabmixay to showcase the beauty and diversity of Laos textiles and craft.

Craftsmanship is very important to me therefore supporting and shining a light on artisanal crafts is very close to my heart. I encourage you to read Samorn's full newsletter below and to follow her work directly. Several years ago I was lucky enough to attend one of her natural dyeing workshops which was fascinating and truly inspiring – she really is the master of natural dyeing in Australia.

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Saturday, 24 November 2018

. We are excited to announce that we are now stocking iFele Sandals.  Read More

Support the Launch of Eileen Kramer
Saturday, 18 August 2018

Eileen has just written a book! And we hope to have it published by her 104th birthday on October 8th.

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Celebrating Australian Made
Friday, 27 January 2017

No one needs reminding what a great country we live in, it’s impossible to miss!

But it saddens me that Australian Made product doesn’t get the limelight it deserves.

Behind the Brigid McLaughlin Collection is a team of highly skilled craftspeople and technicians who work closely with me to produce a product within Australia to a quality level that is equal  to, if not surpasses some of the biggest fashion brands in the world.

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The Art of Eileen - An inspiring collaboration between Brigid McLaughlin and Centenarian Eileen Kramer
Monday, 11 July 2016

Discover the Limited Edition Printed Scarves from our Summer 2016/2017 Collection, and learn the fascinating story of Eileen Kramer: Dancer, Choreographer, Author, World Traveller, Artist and Centenarian. 

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