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NEW DESIGNER: Illustrator & Biologist Kelly Kratzing

This week we got to welcome our newest designer to the Materialised family, Kelly Kratzing illustrator and biologist. Kelly’s signature style is inspired by her love of the natural world, in particular showcasing the Australian fauna and flora.   Her latest collection with Materialised features 4 beautiful designs; King Protea, Eucalyptus Bud, Stormy Skies and Stripes. … continue reading

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Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands – COVID-19 News Updates

UPDATE: June 28, 2021. Hello everyone, with the latest COVID-19 restrictions unfolding in NSW and beyond, we just want to let you know that we’re trading as usual (following all guidelines put in place by Government.) Our Design Studios remain by appointment only, so no change there. And there will be no change to the … continue reading

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WeaveUp featured Artist: Carly Westbye

We are so excited to show off our first ever WeaveUp featured artist, Carly Westbye. Carly has an incredible talent for illustrating. Luckily for us she now develops her drawings into textile prints for WeaveUp.  We had a little Q&A to find out a bit more about Carly and her process So Carly, tell us … continue reading

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Australian Made

‘Australian Made’, or ‘Made Down Under’, is at the very core of Materialised’s beginnings, processes and practices. Textile production and providing comfort and safety to humans predates history. It has been incredibly important to the development of the society in which we live. The Industrial Revolution is one example where textiles changed the course of … continue reading

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Miranda Brown – The Launch of Our First New Zealand Artist

New Zealand artist and designer, Miranda Brown, is redefining new models of what it means to be a visual creative in the 21st Century. Her new commercial, high-performance fabric, wall covering and art collection offers a cultural narrative of our time with her nature-based illustrations and design work. The Artist “Essentially my art and design … continue reading

Australian Art Collaboration with Urban Road

Australian Art Collaboration Champions Female Entrepreneurship

Australian art has a new home! They say ‘art changes the conversation’ and, in our case, it was a photograph of some art which started it. “Would it be possible to feature this image on LinkedIn,” enquired Mishelle Morgan, Sales & Operations Director of Urban Road. What was potentially just a quick chat with Catherine … continue reading

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Crypton Fabric Disinfectant Kills Virus that Causes COVID-19

Fabric disinfectant and keeping surfaces clean is more important than ever. Crypton Fabric’s system of disinfection is a solution to keep guests, patients, staff, and students safe. Don’t just sanitise, disinfect! Crypton Fabric Disinfectant & Deodorizer does just that on hard surfaces and Crypton® Barrier Fabric. Disinfect fabric? Yes, Crypton’s flagship barrier fabric, when used in conjunction … continue reading

Shibori – The Place of Zen

The Place of Zen is the brand new collection brought to you by the fabulous duo, Pepa Martin & Karen Davis from Shibori. What exactly is Shibori? Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique dating back to approx 8th century. Using mainly indigo dye and natural fabrics, different resist techniques were used to create patterns. … continue reading

40 Years Of Furnishing Textiles

Reflecting on 40 years of Materialised evokes wonderful memories of the amazing people who have been part of our furnishing textiles journey. And there have been many. Probably even more interesting to my readers are the massive changes the furnishing textile supply industry has undergone, and the part we have had the privilege to have … continue reading

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WeaveUp Design Showcase: Global Nomad

This month’s WeaveUp design brief is Global Nomad. Thoughts of the land we live on and the beautiful Australian landscape sprang to mind when our team were selecting their textile designs. Barbara Brayovic, Textile Designer I chose 3 prints from our WeaveUp textile design tool which I felt fit the Global Nomad brief and incorporated … continue reading