9 March 2009

Drool-worthy Design: Bird textiles, fashion and homewares

The gorgeous eco-friendly textiles of Bird textiles are instantly recognisable. The brainchild of Rachel Bending, the colours and design of Bird textiles are inspired by the elements of beautiful Byron Bay. The label has a strong cult following, and Bird texiles now grace products from fashion to home furnishing to stationery.

Rachel's philosophy is passionately about sustainability in design and the Bird studio in Byron Bay is a temple of social harmony and environmental responsibility. The botanical designs are hand-drawn, printed using water-based dyes and handmade into delightful products using solar power.

One of my favourite products in the collection is the collaborative Zaishu featuring Bird designs on the iconic stool/table.

You can find Bird Textiles at HQ store and studio in Byron Bay, the Emporium in Surry Hills, Sydney, online at the Bird Textile online store and at stockists around Australia (check the website for details).

PS: Look! The Bird logo incorporates a darling bird illustrated by another favourite, Emma Magenta.

Image: top left - Zaishu, top right - stationery, bottom left - fabric, all via Bird Textiles


  1. I LOVE Bird products. Their shop in Surry Hills is fantastic. It's in an old chemist shop, complete with the original timber fit-out.

  2. Lovely, really lovely


  3. Oooh, Bird products are SO lush. I have a bandanna of theirs in this print, and I NEVER wear bandannas. But it was the only thing I could afford at the time, and I just HAD to get me a bit of that Bird action ;P

  4. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



  5. I like this design.


  6. Hi all, thanks for your comments. Can't wait to see you in the bandanna Bec! And Lisa thanks for the description on the Emporium. I'll definitely have to stop by the next time I'm in Sydney.

  7. love the patterns

  8. Very lovely, fresh designs. And appreciate the social responsibility side as well. You have a great blog here. I've just signed up as a follower!

  9. Thanks so much artygirl; so glad that you like Bird too.


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