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Inclusive fashion as resistance with Dr Anna Hickey

Dr Anna Hickey for the Seljak Brand Passage blanket launch Dr Anna Hickey advocates for a fashion industry that embraces everybody regardless of identity, gender, body or ability. She is one sixth of Meanjin’s The Stitchery Collective, is a public programmer at the Gallery of Modern Art and the model in our Passage blanket photoshoot. Not only do we love her for celebrating diversity and accessibility, we are inspired by the playful creativity she brings to fashion. We asked Anna a few questions to learn more about her work with The Stitchery Collective and how fashion can be a social act. Anna with the Passage blanket and Portal, an artwork by Karina Seljak that fell out of the design process...

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How to hang a blanket on the wall

The Passage blanket from the Design range You may have seen blankets suspended on walls and wondered how such a perfect wallhanging is achieved. Well, we're letting you in on our little DIY secrets with an easy step-by-step guide on how to turn a blanket into a wallhanging, using Seljak brand as an example. Seljak Brand blankets in the Design range sport unique artworks, making them simple interior additions with great impact – both as throws and wallhangings!  The Pyramid blanket from the Design range This guide shows you how to create a permanent hanging system to display a woven blanket on the wall, using either carpet square or magnets as a hanging system.  Hanging a blanket with carpet square Step 1: Collect your...

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The Passage blanket is an ode to the architecture of waves

The Passage blanket, front and back The newest addition to the Seljak Brand Design range is the Passage blanket, inspired by the architecture of waves. It’s a response to the awe experienced when gazing at the surf, watching the tube-like shapes form in the water, and the feeling of surfing or swimming amongst the waves themselves. As things are always in motion, including a changing climate, it’s also a realisation of the swiftness of action needed to answer to rising sea levels.  View of First Bay, Coolum Beach, at sunset Co-founder Karina’s artist statement says:  “Passage is an ode to the architecture of a wave, an experience common to the coastline of Australia. When a wave arcs, for a moment...

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How to choose a Seljak Brand blanket

Blanket shades from the Colour range  Colours, designs, textures, weights – choosing your own Seljak Brand blanket can feel like an overwhelming task! So here we take a closer look at the different ranges, breaking down the functional and aesthetic characteristics of each blanket we offer. If you are considering investing in a Seljak blanket, the following features will assist you in evaluating which range is best aligned with your needs and help you to pick the perfect blanket:         Blanket ranges Type of waste Warmth, texture and durability Sizing Fringe vs Whipstitch Where it's made Blanket Ranges   The Rugged range, as the name suggests, are robust hardy blankets created specifically with outdoor use in mind. Crafted from 'deadstock'...

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How to compost your packaging

Emily Boyd of Yandina Community Gardens shows us how to work with compostable packaging After another tumultuous but somewhat restful festive season, we're reflecting on the spirit of giving. Regardless of whether you wrap presents in shiny paper and ribbons or recycled toilet paper wrapping (we’re looking at you, Who Gives A Crap), there’s also a serious amount of packaging flying around, including from online orders. We can’t help but think about where it comes from, and of course where it goes, when the holiday sparkle fades. Our society appears to be somewhere in the early stages of a post-plastic packaging era, as more and more alternatives are entering the market to replace the use-once-last-forever plastic products, which are based on...

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