These Australian Designers Are Changing The Textile Industry
TDF Design Awards
The Australian fashion and textile industry has endured some serious blows in recent years, but if the talent of the Textile Design finalists in the 2020 The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards is anything to go by, the future’s looking bright!
Not only are these local labels producing work that is visually stunning, with a strong focus on sustainable production, but several of these collections have also been developed in collaboration with First Nations creatives, with a clear commitment to ethical collaboration standards, and mutually beneficial outcomes.
Judging the category this year is surface pattern designer Cassie Byrnes, owner and textile designer of Melbourne-made label Variety Hour, and Luciana Wallis, design manager at Warwick Fabrics who has over 13 years experience in the local textile design industry.
Take a closer look at the finalist designs below, and stay tuned for the winner’s announcement later this year!