Dream Baby Suku Home
Suku Home started in the bedroom. In 2014, Chrissy Lafian released her first range of gently tie-dyed bamboo bedding, and it was a hit locally. She’s since grown the brand to become a one-stop shop for vivid, bright and patterned homewares and fashion, building a cult-like following along the way.
Suku’s Gertrude Street flagship store pops with its mottled black-and-white plastic sales counter, orange-and-navy ombre curtains and artworks by Leandro Quintero. The vivid backdrop – envisioned by Lafian and interior designer Natalie Held – matches Suku’s core range of bright and bold bedding, eclectic everyday wear and buttery bamboo rayon pyjamas and robes. Each piece in Suku’s collection is tied together through vivid motifs that might embrace tie-dying, splattered paint and acid trip-esque patterns. Suku’s pieces also embrace eye-catching colours that stand out, from chocolate brown to bright magenta to sour lime green. Clothing-wise, Suku is more inclusive than many of its peers, offering sizes ranging from an Australian women’s 8 to 22.
Suku fuses Lafian’s Indonesian heritage with her love of the Australian lifestyle. All of her products, from miniskirts to king-size quilt covers, are made from fabrics beautifully hand-painted and hand-dyed in Indonesia by local artisans. The brand has a focus on being sustainable and ethical with a closed-loop production cycle, meaning all material used in the production can be recycled and used to create other products. The brand also regularly works with local charity Rice For Bali, an organisation that distributes rice and food to the community.