For too long the handmade community has suffered from desaturated, small-scale, internationally flavoured fabrics...
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 Kids, Target Australia and Spotlight. Ellie takes commissions by email and is also represented internationally by agent Nerida Hansen. She is based on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, where she resides with her four little muses and right-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.
The fabrics sold on this site are produced in clean, safe and ethical environments overseas. High-quality base cloths have been sourced from mills accredited by the Better Cotton Initiative (a non-profit organisation committed to making global cotton production better for the people who produce it, as well as ensure that cotton develops as a sustainable commodity). Furthermore, by printing digitally and taking pre-orders 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.
Furthermore, 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!
To purchase other fabrics from Australia or the USA please see the extensive collections available at Next State Print (Melbourne, Australia) , Nerida Hansen (Geelong, Australia) and Spoonflower (United States and Germany).
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