Behind the hustle and bustle of Rundle Mall, you’ll find soft furnishings & textile studio Weft tucked away in Adelaide’s Parc Arcade among the good company of Raw Space and Coco House.
After spending time in Jamaica and Indonesia working within communities to learn about natural dye techniques, Samia Fisher was determined to establish a brand that “encompassed both social and environmental responsibility”. With the outcome of this endeavour resulting in Weft.
The first range of certified organic pieces were dyed in Indonesia at a zero waste dye workshop and then sent home to Australia to be manufactured into bed linen, cushions, napkins, and robes.
“To have my manufacturing on shore is something extremely important to me and the brand, over the past year I have been working establishing good relationships with my dyers in Indonesia and my manufacturers in Australia,” Samia says.
To dye her textiles, Samia collects native botanicals and uses a technique that helps bind the plant dye to the fabric. She’s in the early stages of creating her own Australian dye garden so the process can be done solely on-shore. To display her love for Jamaica, Samia also plans to design a range that’s 100% dyed at an eco farm that she worked at there last year.
Samia adds that she wouldn’t have been able to start up Weft without the support of Renew Adelaide. “Having a space to work from and operate on a retail level gives me the ability to focus on growing the brand and focus my energy on the philosophy behind Weft.”
Photography by Josh Geelen.