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Knots and Knits

I met Megan who is behind this gorgeous little label last year at Maryanne Moodie’s Weaving classes up in Brisbane. She has completely cornered the market for these classy yet casual hand knitted bags and clutches in her signature quality rope and brass fittings. She makes every single one of them herself and also releases one off’s and numbered run’s for that ultra unique touch. The label seems to be catching on quite a bit up north, I saw a couple as I was wandering around at Christmas time up in Brissy- its high time we saw a bit more of Knots and Knits coming down Melbourne way! If you want something a bit different, great quality and a perfect summer bag- this is it.

Follow Knots and Knits on Instagram (knotsandknits)to be the first in the know of limited releases, one off releases and new season sneak peeks! I mean the red version limited release around Valentines day was seriously amazing!

Visit and shop Knots and Knits here

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Munster Kids and KaPow Kids

With a boom in the number of baby boys being born this year, it is about time to let you in on some different and funky options for boys other than cutesy baby blue with caterpillars. Both these labels are Australian, well priced and worth checking out their websites to get a better idea of their full range and styles. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Munster Kids
Munster have filled that awkward gap of dressing boys up to 14 years of age in fun clothing that they actually want to wear. Think whimsical, neater skater style, skinny jeans, simple cuts and fun prints. I love giving the Mini Munster as gifts because a lot of people aren’t aware that fun baby clothes exist for boys. The range seems to sell fairly quickly as people are catching on to this funky brand so it may be worth checking out where Munster is stocked. Keep up to date by following them on Instagram- search for munsterkids.

Along the similar lines if you have a girl who isn’t into pink or frills then Munster’s girls line ‘Missie Munster’ is perfect for her. Think harem pants, t-shirt dresses and tee’s with fun and bright prints. And with sizes (from 6 months) up to 14 years this label also helps combat that problem of finding age appropriate-yet still cool- clothing for the older girls.

Visit Munster Kids site here
Check out a small selection of Munster Kids below! Photos are sourced from their site.

KaPow Kids
KaPow is a fairly new label, made in Melbourne by Andrea who sews everything herself and even hand stitches the prints on the onesies and tees! (hand stitches!!! I can’t get over that! ) I love the individuality of a small handmade label, and the colours and prints of KaPow Kids is so fun and bright- they would make the perfect funky baby shower gift! Clothing and gift ideas for boys and even the surprise baby (unisex) are done well, with plenty of colourful yet neutral tees and onesies  as well as bandana bibs in the funkiest fabrics. The designs are kept fun and colourful while still being simple which is perfect for little ones. A hot tip would be to get on the baby girl headband bandwagon before it takes off in Oz! KaPow do a great range of fabric headbands and I can tell you that there are similar styles sold in America that sell out in minutes so get ahead of that trend!

You can visit KaPow Kids online here and Facebook here . Keep an eye out for stockists and markets that may feature KaPow as this cool little label grows!! Check out a small selection of KaPow Kids below- of course more on their site! Photos all sourced from their site.

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Kuku Design

So I have no idea how I stumbled across this label, there is no website or facebook page- it is all through Instagram! Based out of Melbourne, Kuku Design make wooden pendent lamp shades in an amazing floral type shape. Hard to describe, but there are pictures below. These would look perfect in nursery or kids room with the coloured pom pom trim or minus the pom poms these would look great as a feature light in a lounge or above/on a desk! They are amazingly unique and if you follow the instagram newsfeed you will see that they were experimenting with copper leaf which is exciting- anything with copper leaf is amazing! I’m excited to see where this label grows and goes!

Find and follow Kuku Design on instagram under kukudesign
Contact- info.kukudesign@gmail.com
(All photos are from Kuku Design Instagram)

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Update

Tiniest post- I have been working on overhauling the site and other exciting things which is why its been a bit quiet! Hoping to start implementing the changes as of next week!!

Melbourne this Friday night and Saturday the Finders Keepers market is back in town. A few of you told me how much you loved it last time- it is so worth checking out and even get your Christmas shopping done?! You can find out what sellers will be there here. Sydney and Brisbane your turn is in November and December.

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Harvest Textiles and Workroom

Harvest Textiles and Workroom
Harvest is a little bit of everything crafty.  It is a workshop, a teaching space and a label all mixed in one.

As a label, the talented ladies that make up Harvest Textiles create some really bright, unique and fun printed fabric and use it to make a wide range of products such as bags, leggings, cushions, quilts and skirts. If you’re after bright, locally made items that are pretty much one off, then this would be a great place to have a peek!

The workroom is hired out to be used as a printing and art space for some amazing Melbourne labels such as Full Drop Co, Peaches + Keen, Monolog and Fable Baby.

I mentioned last week that screen printing is very ‘in’ right now. It is a way to make your product unique, and is essentially easy enough if you have the space, tools and ideas! If you’d like to have a go and create some of your own fabric without getting too serious and just wanting to create enough fabric yardage to make your own cushions or something like that, then join in a class at Harvest!

A range of classes are run from the workroom including guest workshops. Here you can learn to screen print in a day or in more detail over a few sessions, or as mentioned before take a class to design your own fabric yardage. You can also take a speciality class such as hand dying silk scarves or kitting, depending on who the guest artist is at the time. See the link for the classes and check out what is coming up in the next few months!

Below I have added some pics from their site to show the fabric designs and products but jump onto their page for more info and inspiration!

Find Harvest Textiles and Workroom here
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Pom by Pomegranate

Better late than never!

I have been slightly obsessed with this scarf once I came across it and although it is a small label, it is unique and very worth the mention!

Pom by Pomegranate
Pom is a small label that is based in Melbourne and everything is handmade of quality fabrics and materials such as silk, wool, bamboo and linen. She also does a range of wooden jewellery that is simple and has great colours.

I’m mildly obsessed with the black chevron silk scarf with chartreuse merino wool inner. Mind you if you have ever tasted the French liquor chartreuse its enough to put you off anything sharing the name (my parents lived across the road from the distillery in the south of France so we have received many a bottle of chartreuse, I think which only ever get pulled out now if we are trying to show someone how disgusting it is!) although my love of chevron might even things out!

I love the colours used in the scarves and cushions! And because each is hand printed and hand made, they’re all a little bit unique!

Screen printing is the next big thing it seems, everyone is getting on board and creating their own fabrics. Essentially it is not that hard to do, it is just coming up with the ideas, materials and space. If you are interested in trying screen printing your own designs then stay tuned I will tell you when and were next week!

Visit Pom website here
*Photos are from Pom by Pomegranate

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Pom by Pomegranate

Better late than never!

I have been slightly obsessed with this scarf once I came across it and although it is a small label, it is unique and very worth the mention!

Pom by Pomegranate
Pom is a small label that is based in Melbourne and everything is handmade of quality fabrics and materials such as silk, wool, bamboo and linen. She also does a range of wooden jewellery that is simple and has great colours.

I’m mildly obsessed with the black chevron silk scarf with chartreuse merino wool inner. Mind you if you have ever tasted the French liquor chartreuse its enough to put you off anything sharing the name (my parents lived across the road from the distillery in the south of France so we have received many a bottle of chartreuse, I think which only ever get pulled out now if we are trying to show someone how disgusting it is!) although my love of chevron might even things out!

I love the colours used in the scarves and cushions! And because each is hand printed and hand made, they’re all a little bit unique!

Screen printing is the next big thing it seems, everyone is getting on board and creating their own fabrics. Essentially it is not that hard to do, it is just coming up with the ideas, materials and space. If you are interested in trying screen printing your own designs then stay tuned I will tell you when and were next week!

Visit Pom website here
*Photos are from Pom by Pomegranate

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