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Textiles inspired and informed by communities are at the heart of Weft. It pairs sustainably sourced fabrics with native botanical dyes. It’s by Samia Fisher, an interior designer who was put off by the realities of the industry and decided to start fresh.

During travels to America and Jamaica, she was inspired by the textiles produced in those communities, and their history. She studied natural dyeing and has applied to what she knows to Weft. Her collection includes tea towels, soft furnishings, bathrobes and bed linen.

Pink herringbone, indigo linen and mottled greens lie stacked and draped about the space; a quiet spot in one of Rundle Mall’s arcades. Its white walls are adorned with framed photographs Fisher shot in Tarum, the zero-waste workshop in Ubud where Weft’s textiles were dyed.