The land of the Ceylon

My time in Sri Lanka was on of complete tranquility. The small island is vast and various in its states. I took a few pictures of my point and shoot. 

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The Oyster Wrap

Oh you lambkin – you delicious oyster. 

For the times you visit my home town - Woodbridge, Tasmania. 

The Rosa Wrap

The Rosa Wrap:  Featuring the Rosa print, inspired by edible flowers. The dense cotton linen wrap with delicate frayed edges can be worn any way you like.

The fabric holds its own after sculpted over your body. You can use a pin to secure it over your shoulders, or tie a knot with two edges. 

Beautifully  printed and ethically sewn in Melbourne. 

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A study: The Mandarin

The Mandarin, in season - Autumn / Orange in colour, so tasty, an every day activity: enjoying each segment. 

A poem by Cassandra de Alba.

On the mountain overlooking your family’s house
in Santiago, I sat watching you undress yourself
of the oranges in season, take them for anything
but remembrance, then begin to feed yourself.

What tree told you to swallow nature
whole and leave nothing behind. Why not ask
the fruit, have you always grown here?

In London, there is nothing in season. Only the
rain grows, so I pick the leaves from the
orange in my chest, asking how rotten
is distance?

Intent Journal

Designer Lauren's profile on Intent Journal.  

“Mirador sits amongst the small, independent businesses of Australian fashion and contributes to a nicer way of living, providing customers with only long lasting, high quality garments, locally made and genuinely hand crafted.” How have your personal values shaped your business?

I feel very humbled to have created, albeit a small entity, something that encapsulates everything I am passionate about. Mirador is quite a personal project; each textile print is a reflection of my values. I don’t think I could create an outcome I feel proud of otherwise. I always have a focal point that is relevant to my personal life, and hopefully to a lot of other women's lives too—nature, independence, quality, strength, career, maternity, pottery, food, conversation, power. My values stem from these points, which in turn shape Mirador’s values too.

What does Slow Fashion mean to you, and how does Mirador engage in this movement?

Mirador participates in this really exciting movement by designing garments to be worn year after year. I aim to maintain the quality and beauty of each piece by sourcing high quality fabrics and embracing simple and classic design (such as the much loved staples: the sarong and the kimono). These are guaranteed to surpass trends and contribute to the longevity of the garment, making it a timeless piece. I invest in keeping traditional methods of garment and textile making and printing techniques alive and in Australia. I hope this gives some vibrancy and significance to the items we produce!

Everything we make is part of a very small run using traditional cuts, and some pieces are made-to-order. My dear maker Jimmy takes pride in everything he sews; each item is really quite special.
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To read the full interview, visit here .