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Article: Combining fresh, modern fashion with ancient stories from the Dreaming time

Combining fresh, modern fashion with ancient stories from the Dreaming time
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Combining fresh, modern fashion with ancient stories from the Dreaming time

Mainie's vegan-friendly Modal scarf collection

At Mainie, we are committed to creating beautiful fashion that not only looks good but also makes people feel good.

From the very beginning, Mainie set out to be a unique melding of authentic Aboriginal art and luxurious fashion.

Every Mainie wearable art piece is a tangible and meaningful celebration of  Australia’s 60,000-year-old Indigenous cultural heritage.

Our genuine Aboriginal designs are ethically acquired under licence from Aboriginal-owned art centres in accordance with the Indigenous Art Code. Under the terms of our agreements, the Aboriginal artists retain the copyright to their original artworks and receive royalties from every Mainie made.

The sourcing of the textiles used to produce our fashion garments is just as important to us as ensuring the impeccable provenance of our Aboriginal artwork designs.

Mainie’s sumptuous silks are sourced from the famous silk cities of the fabled Silk Road. Our wool scarves are made from the finest Woolmark certified Australian Merino wool.

It was Mainie's enduring resolve to be an ethical and sustainable luxury fashion brand that was the inspiration behind our Modal scarf collection.

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Clockwise: Falling Leaves - Justin Butler; Fire & Rain - Phyllis Napurrurla Williams; Purple Connections - Natasha Davui; Storm Bird - Christine Nakamarra Curtis; Sacred Ceremony - Evelyn Nampijinpa Daniels; Rain Bird - Vivienne Nakamarra Kelly 

Featuring six stunning Aboriginal art designs, our Modal collection is created especially for discerning fashion buyers who shop with a social conscience.

Modal is a vegan textile. It is cruelty-free and does not use animal-derived materials. Made from organic, plant-based materials, Modal is absorbent and breathable, with a silky-smooth touch and feel. For those seeking eco-friendly fashion, Modal is both durable and entirely biodegradable.

Mainie’s new Modal collection features six exquisite designs by contemporary Aboriginal artists from tropical Far North Queensland and traditional Aboriginal women artists from Australia’s iconic Red Centre.

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Clockwise: Justin Butler - Far North Queensland; Phyllis Napurrurla Williams - Central Australia; Natasha Davui - Far North Queensland; Christine Nakamarra Curtis - Central Australia; Evelyn Nampijinpa Daniels - Central Australia; Vivienne Nakamarra Kelly - Central Australia

Mainie embraces social responsibility principles and is committed to supporting Aboriginal artists to earn an independent income from their own work and preserve their traditional cultural heritage for future generations.

Proudly Australian owned and operated, Mainie is a Supply Nation verified Indigenous owned business and an Indigenous Art Code approved dealer member.

More information about the Mainie vegan fashion collection is available at:

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