WORKS OF ART

Stun­ning Abo­rig­i­nal Dream­time de­signs

Noosa Life and Style - - FASHION -

Mainie is a unique meld­ing of Aus­tralia’s 60,000-year-old in­dige­nous arts her­itage and lux­ury silks, care­fully sourced from the his­toric Silk Cities of China, where silk mak­ing orig­i­nated more than 4700 years ago.

Launched in Au­gust 2015, Mainie’s first col­lec­tion of ex­quis­ite silk scarves and re­sort wear fea­tur­ing au­then­tic Abo­rig­i­nal Dream­time de­signs was an im­me­di­ate suc­cess.

Since then, the Queens­land-based la­bel has quickly made its mark in the Aus­tralian lux­ury re­tail sec­tor.

The in­spi­ra­tion for Mainie grew from a gen­uine de­sire by the com­pany’s founders, Char­maine Saunders and De­nis Ke­effe, to cre­ate a truly Fair Trade brand, which sup­ports the artis­tic en­deav­ours of women artists from some of Aus­tralia’s most re­mote Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties.

Mainie opened their own shop ear­lier this month on the Sun­shine Coast at Sun­shine Plaza (ground floor, Myer end next to Lorna Jane).

Mainie is also avail­able on­line from www.mainie.com with free ship­ping any­where in the world on or­ders over $100.

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