About


Fun-filled, Aussie fabrics to bring you joy...


Ellie Whittaker is on a mission to fill the world with Australian patterns full of wonder, colour and whimsy. Inspired by childhood nostalgia, literature and popular references Ellie often works with bright colours, bold styles and oversized designs and has developed widespread repute for her aesthetic, having produced fabrics and collections for labels such as Alfie Children's Apparel, Minouche, Kapow Kids , Goosebumps Boutique Bedding and Jericho Road Clothing as well as Cotton On KidsTarget Australia and Spotlight. Ellie is  represented internationally by Asembl brands. She is based on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, where she resides with her four little muses and left-brained husband. 

Ellie holds a BA of Creative Industries from the Queensland University of Technology, including studies in visual art at the esteemed University of Michigan, in addition to holding a Masters in Visual Art from the Queensland College of Art.

ellie whittaker brand collaborations

THE FABRICS

Our sateen is 100% GOTS and OEKO-TEX certified. We are so proud to be using sustainable and ethical fabrics that you can feel good about. You can read more about our fabrics here.

By printing digitally we are committing to substantially less impact on the environment through production and material usage. Creating nostalgic fabrics that span back in time ensure for us that customers love their garments beyond just a 'trend' and keep these items in their wardrobes well into the future.

We guarantee that our fabrics are of incredible quality and you will not be disappointed with the colour permanence. All of these factors help to ensure that our footprint is minimal and threads made from Ellie Whittaker fabrics are loved beyond 30 wears/uses!

THE TEAM

Meet Romy, our amazing Director of Communications and Marketing

Like Ellie, Romy’s aesthetic is large scale prints, heaps of colour and a touch of street flair. She’s not forgotten her inner Sydney city roots and loves to wear a good sneaker with a big, loud dress. She’s collaborated with international indie pattern designers such as Sew Liberated, Friday Pattern Company, Chalk and Notch, Minerva, Lysimaque, Fibremood and many more. She’s been featured in Frankie Magazine, Peppermint Magazine and Simply Sewing. Romy holds a Bachelor in Health Sciences, Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Sydney, and followed that with a career in Marketing and Tech before moving on to mumming and sewing. She’s now here combining her love of all things sewing/design with her background in marketing to be working her dream job with the best textile designer there is. 

On top of it all, she is a gorgeous woman inside and out. Romy has always been the 'dream' team member because she is a PERFECT. FIT. So after years of talking about it, and with Instagram being whacky, we knew it was time to make the dream a reality.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information, email admin@elliewhittaker.com.au or, for the most up to date fabric news and information, check out @elliewhittakerstore or head to Ellie's personal account, @elliewhittakerstudio on Instagram or other social media.