Meet lauren crago of solomon street
How and why did Solomon Street come to be? It came from realising that, as just me, I had limited ways to help others.
If I could create something bigger than me, my reach would become limitless, and the impact worldwide. What types of things do you produce? Clothing made from natural fibres and recycled synthetic fibres. The summer range will focus on using a linen fabric to create clean lines and ’70s silhouettes. In support of our slow living values, all pieces are transseasonal, including a new organic cotton yoga top and matching leggings. What makes your designs unique? I love food and, having a background in graphic design, have always found fruit to be mesmerising in its colours and patterns. Each of my designs is hand-drawn in pencil – representing the way I see the beauty of the natural world. Where do you do most of your making? In my Adelaide home studio, looking out onto the veggie garden where chickens and rabbits roam around the citrus trees. I’m also a bit of a coffee fiend, so luckily there are some amazing (and welcoming!) cafés in my area that I love to go and spend time in. Talk us through your swimwear range. It’s designed to be the most comfortable set of togs you’ve ever slid into. The fabric is made from recycled fishing nets, cut and sewn by an Ethical Clothing Australia-accredited manufacturer in Adelaide. Where can we find your goodies? Online at solomonstreet.com.au, or at Finders Keepers in Melbourne from October 19 to 21. We have stalls at local markets in Adelaide, too, such as Gilles at the Grounds and Bowerbird Design Market. Any tips for running a successful market stall? Get to know your market neighbours! I’ve made the most amazing friends and support crew by having a good ol’ yarn with the talented makers around me.