For those that know me I have followed a company called Bird Textiles for years.
I've travelled to Byron alone, with my friends Sophie and Bel over the years and explored the treasure trove that was the Slingfings and then Bird textile Studio not to mention her early market stalls at the Bangalow market.
I've corrupted many with my love of the brand and especially the fabrics.
I have two hook bags put away for a mummy/daughter present for Xmas for my Miss Two.
I won a $200 gift voucher last week and treated myself to some incredible fabric for a new wrap skirt and to add to a patchwork single bed quilt for my family nest.
I own numerous items (i confess more than a dozen) of clothing and homewares which adorn my little nest and me.
Miss Two's bedroom was inspired by the green Seed pod lamp I purchased when I found out I was pregnant. I just bought a matching one in Olive leaf fabric for the new nursery to inspire me with bump no.2.
The Bandu tube dresses have seen me through my overweight, thinner, then pregnant and new mum times. I remember Rachel measuring me and custom making my dresses when I needed a little more length or size. I even wore one of my dresses even to my hens and have travelled overseas with them. They are treasured items in my closet. My wrap skirt, dress' and headscarves are regularly worn out and about or when lounging at home.
Well Rachel after ten years is closing her doors. Bird textiles will be no more after the 8th is September. If you want to grab a unique, ethically made, beautiful garment, lamp, cushions or gift get over to http://www.birdtextile.com.au/
and check out the online shop.
She's closing her doors on the 8th of September and items are up to 70% off. So well worth having a look.
So it's with a heavy heart I share this news on PoppyFox but I'm excited for the new journey Rachel's going to be on supporting and promoting artisans that create ethically, organic and locally made products.
Congratulations Rachel (Aka mummabird) I can't wait to see where this new beginning leads you.