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Creative People



The Aboriginal-Owned Homewares Brand Bringing First Nations Art To Homes + Classrooms Across Australia!

Bundjalung/Minjungbal woman Emma Rolls of Emro Designs shares her collection of rugs, cushions and soon-to-be-released picnic mats featuring...

Creative People

Turn Your Kids' Artwork Into A Treasured Keepsake With Crumb Kids

Local textile designer Bindi Howarth transforms kids artworks into custom made tea towels, tote bags, pencil cases and cushion covers - so C...


Weaving Country + Culture From The East Kimberley With New Textile Brand, Flash Minky

A new textiles brand creating limited edition rugs with the artworks of eight Indigenous artists from the East Kimberley region.

Creative People

Keep Your Eyes On These 8 Emerging Makers!

From a magazine editor-turned ceramicist, to a fashion and homewares brand using fabrics direct from Africa, these were some of our favourit...

Studio Visit

Behind-The-Scenes Of The Online Store With ALL Our Favourite Makers!

If you ever think you've discovered a new creative talent, chances are Makers' Mrkt founder Kelly Thompson is already all over it!

Creative People

Making Blankets That Last A Lifetime, With Curio Practice

The new checkered blanket brand you've been seeing everywhere on Instagram that celebrates the local knitting industry!


A Landmark Exhibition of First Nations Fashion

Bendigo Art Gallery hosts 'Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion' - a world-first exhibition curated by Shonae Hobson that celebrates our
Sasha Gattermayr

Point of View

The Artists And Designers With 65,000 + Years Of Experience

In recognition of NAIDOC week, Ngugi woman, weaver and TDF Design Awards judge, Elisa Carmichael, describes the rich involvement of First Na...
Elisa Carmichael


The Mindboggling Artistry Of The Opera House's Nearly-Forgotten Tapestries

In a brand new podcast series, Australian design aficionado Tim Ross takes a closer look at the four enormous textiles by Le Corbusier, John...
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Design Awards

These Australian Designers Are Changing The Textile Industry

Which one of these innovative textile design projects will take out the 2020 The Design Files + Laminex Design Award?

Creative People

A Landmark Collaboration Between Bábbarra Women's Centre x Kip&Co

After two years of development, the Bábbarra Women’s Centre x Kip&Co collaborative collection is finally ready for the world to see!


Fun + Sophisticated Textile Designs By Annie Coop

The young Australian textile designer creating vibrant, geometric furnishings fabrics, designed from her home studio in Richmond!
Sasha Gattermayr

Creative People

Connecting The Threads With Fibre Artist Siân Boucherd

The West Australian artist shares her handwoven baskets and vessels, informed by family, place, and slow process.
Miriam McGarry

TDF Design Awards

And Winners Of The TDF Design Awards Are...

After celebrating last night at our fabulous awards ceremony, we are so excited to announce the WINNERS of the TDF Design Awards 2019!

TDF Design Awards

The Best Of Australian Handcrafted Design

From functional to decorative, here are the TDF Design Awards Handcrafted Design finalists!

TDF Design Awards

Eye-Catching Australian Textile Design On Show

From fashion to homewares, one-off pieces to entire collections, talent abounds among the finalists for the TDF Textile Design Award.


A Sunny New Collection Of Soft Furnishings From Lumiere Art + Co

The Mornington Peninsula brand determined to offer a window of personalised joy in every piece.


These Australian-Made Blankets Close The Loop On Textile Industry Waste

Sustainable start-up Seljak turns textile offcuts bound for landfill into high-quality merino blankets, at the country’s last remaining wo...
Elle Murrell

The Design Files acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files – we would love to hear from you.

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