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My Favourite Mainie Silk Scarf

Posted on May 08 2024

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As the founder of Mainie, a uniquely Australian luxury fashion brand, I have the privilege of wearing our authentic Aboriginal art designs every day. But among all the treasures in our collection, the Medicine Tree scarf holds a special place in my heart.

Mainie: Bridging Australian Aboriginal Art and Luxury Fashion with Purpose

Posted on May 03 2024

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The Mainie collection is a testament to the diversity of Aboriginal art, featuring designs by Warlpiri women artists from the remote Tanami Desert region of Central Australia, as well as contemporary Aboriginal women artists from Far North Queensland. This diversity not only showcases the breadth of Indigenous artistic talent but also highlights the unique stories and perspectives of different communities.

Significant Dates for Indigenous Australians in May

Posted on April 30 2024

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The significant events that have unfolded in May throughout Indigenous Australian history reflect both the enduring legacy of colonisation and the resilience of Indigenous cultures and communities. As we commemorate these milestones, it is essential to confront the injustices of the past, support ongoing efforts for reconciliation, and work towards a future where all Australians can live with dignity, respect, and equality.

Mainie: A Celebration of Culture, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility in Australian Fashion

Posted on April 20 2024

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Mainie's commitment to sustainable fashion, cultural appreciation, and social responsibility shines through its Australian Merino wool scarf collection, encapsulating the essence of Australia's diverse heritage and fostering a deeper connection with fashion lovers everywhere.

Celebrating Excellence: The Mainie Commitment to Quality, Ethics, and Customer Satisfaction

Posted on April 12 2024

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As we express our gratitude for the loyalty of our customers, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of improvement. The Mainie team continually seeks ways to enhance the customer experience, recognizing that complacency has no place in our journey. We welcome and encourage suggestions from our valued patrons, inviting them to be an integral part of our ongoing evolution.

Significant Dates for Indigenous Australians in April

Posted on March 27 2024

Significant Dates for Indigenous Australians in April

In April, we commemorate the anniversaries of significant events for Australia's First Nations people:

 ~ April 1789 - The arrival of smallpox in the colony of New South Wales

 ~ April 1847 - Mass poisoning of Gubbi Gubbi people near Brisbane.

 ~ April 1867 -  “The Leap” Massacre at Mt Mandarana, near Mackay

 ~ 10 April 1950 - Mick Dodson was born

 ~ 27 April 1971 - Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd was decided

 ~ 3 April 2023 - Galarrwuy Yunupingu passed away

Mainie's Merino Wool Collection: Luxurious. Authentic. Unique.

Posted on March 26 2024

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A Mainie pure wool scarf is more than a fashion piece; it is a celebration of our 65,000-year-old Indigenous cultural heritage and a tribute to our shared Australian story, says Charmaine Saunders, Mainie Founder.

Significant Dates for Indigenous Australians in March

Posted on February 29 2024

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In March, we commemorate the anniversaries of significant events for Australia's First Nations people:

 ~ 21 - 22 March 1797: The Battle of Parramatta

 ~ 21 March 1837: Death of Luggenemenener

 ~ 21 March 2024: National Close the Gap Day

 ~ 23 March 1998: The Mirrar Aboriginal people from Kakadu begin a blockade of the Jabiluka uranium mine

 ~ 23 March 2022: World No. 1, Ash Barty announced her retirement from tennis

 ~ 27 March 1905: Birth of Jack Patten, Aboriginal Civil Rights Leader

 ~ 29 March 1881: William Barak delivered a petition from the Coranderrk Aboriginal reserve to Parliament House in Melbourne

A Mainie Aboriginal Art Silk Scarf Is So Much More Than Just Beautiful Fashion

Posted on February 19 2024

A Mainie Aboriginal Art Silk Scarf Is So Much More Than Just Beautiful Fashion
The Mainie silk scarf collection represents a beautiful fusion of two ancient cultures: Warlpiri women artists from the remote Tanami Desert region of Central Australia and the skilled artisan silk-makers from the historic Silk Road city of Suzhou in China.

Significant Dates for Indigenous Australians in February

Posted on February 01 2024

Significant Dates for Indigenous Australians in February
In February we remember significant dates for Indigenous Australians.

Mainie: Ethical & Sustainable Fashion

Posted on October 04 2023

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Mainie is committed to applying sustainable fashion principles and practices across our business operations and at every level of our supply chain.

Australian Merino - The Finest Wool in the World

Posted on August 26 2023

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Australian Merino wool producers prioritise sustainable and ethical farming practices. These practices not only benefit the environment but also contribute to the overall quality of the wool produced.

Top Reasons to Wear a Silk Scarf

Posted on August 22 2023

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Silk scarves are known for their luxurious look and feel. Wearing a silk scarf can instantly elevate an outfit, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to your look.

The History of Silk Making

Posted on August 17 2023

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The history of silk making is a fascinating journey that spans thousands of years and encompasses multiple cultures.

Why scarves are an essential travel accessory

Posted on August 14 2023

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Scarves are incredibly versatile travel accessories. They can be worn in various ways, such as around your neck, as a head covering, or even as a shawl or sarong. This versatility allows you to effortlessly adapt to different weather conditions, cultural norms, or fashion preferences in the places you visit.

What do the shapes and symbols in Aboriginal art mean?

Posted on July 26 2023

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One of the most recognizable styles in Aboriginal art is dot painting, where fine dots are used to create intricate patterns and forms. Dots can represent various things, such as ancestral tracks, waterholes, ceremonial sites, and even the stars.

The Mainie Story - Who we are, what we do and why we do it

Posted on July 21 2023

The Mainie Story - Who we are, what we do and why we do it
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.

Fashion with Purpose

Posted on July 12 2023

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Mainie is a unique melding of authentic Aboriginal art and luxurious fashion.

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