MAINIE AUSTRALIA - BRAND BIO
Launched in 2015, Mainie Australia is a unique melding of authentic Aboriginal art and luxurious fashion.
Our all-seasons collection comprises beautifully handmade silk scarves, silk kaftan tops and Woolmark Australian Merino wool scarves.
Resplendent in the glorious sun-drenched colours of the Australian Outback, each one of our exquisite wearable art pieces is designed to be a tangible and meaningful celebration of the world’s oldest living culture.
The traditional Aboriginal art designs featured in our fashion collection depict ancient Dreamtime stories that have been passed down to the artists through many generations of their ancestors over tens of thousands of years.
Mainie has always been passionate about the empowerment of Aboriginal women and is strongly committed to embracing sustainable fashion ethics and business practices.
The Australian Aboriginal art designs in our collection are all ethically acquired from Aboriginal owned art centres in accordance with strict art licensing conditions, whereby the Aboriginal artists retain the copyright to their original artwork and are paid royalties from all Mainie sales.
Every Mainie we make gives back to the Aboriginal woman artist who created the original design, to elevate and empower her, her family and her community.
The provenance of the textiles used to create our fashion pieces is just as important to us as the conscientious sourcing of our authentic Aboriginal art designs.
We source only the finest materials from audited and reputable manufacturers whose workplace conditions and production techniques fully comply with international quality standards, labour laws and environmental protection conditions.
Our fabulous silks are sourced from the ancient city of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province in China. Situated in the Yangtze Delta and known as the Venice of China, Suzhou has been an important silk making centre for over 4,000 years.
Suzhou - The Venice of China
Mainie’s luxury wool scarves are made with the finest Woolmark certified, Australian Merino wool.
Australian Merino Wool
Each Mainie is carefully handcrafted by highly skilled artisan textile workers and destined to become a treasured heirloom.
At Mainie we take pride in creating luxurious, authentic and unique fashion pieces that will always be in style.
Mainie is a Supply Nation verified Indigenous owned business and an Indigenous Art Code approved dealer member.
Mainie is the exclusive official provider of Indigenous fashion and apparel to the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, now due to open from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022.
More information about the Mainie collection is available at: https://www.mainie.com.au