About NS

 

The Native Swinson aesthetic is born from the detailed biro line drawing of owner and designer Kate Swinson’s contemporary art practice. It grows organically from the memory of a rural childhood roaming untethered through the Australian landscape, climbing up trees and floating down rivers. These memories are often triggered by the adventures Kate now has with her own tribe with whom she shares her love of the natural world.

Kate has combined a love of nature and passion for creating environmentally ethical design that explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the Australian landscape whilst treading lightly on our planet.

Native Swinson designs begin as linear biro drawings that are transferred onto mesh screens and then hand screen printed onto wallpaper and fabric. It is important to Kate that she retains the trace of the maker and the romance of the artisan in the intricate line work of the finished product. This lends emotional depth and a visual uniqueness to the wallpaper and fabrics.

Native Swinson is anti-mass production and pays homage to ‘slow design’ whilst creating an artisan high end, hand made product and remaining competitive in production times.

Kate has chosen to design and produce ethically and locally. Native Swinson prints with only organic inks and all her papers are eco-friendly and the fabrics are low impact. Sustainable design is at the forefront of the development of Native Swinson, Kate is continuously searching for ways to minimise the impact on our planets people and natural resources.

About NS

 

The Native Swinson aesthetic is born from the detailed biro line drawing of owner and designer Kate Swinson’s contemporary art practice. It grows organically from the memory of a rural childhood roaming untethered through the Australian landscape, climbing up trees and floating down rivers. These memories are often triggered by the adventures Kate now has with her own tribe with whom she shares her love of the natural world.

Kate has combined a love of nature and passion for creating environmentally ethical design that explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the Australian landscape whilst treading lightly on our planet.

Native Swinson designs begin as linear biro drawings that are transferred onto mesh screens and then hand screen printed onto wallpaper and fabric. It is important to Kate that she retains the trace of the maker and the romance of the artisan in the intricate line work of the finished product. This lends emotional depth and a visual uniqueness to the wallpaper and fabrics.

Native Swinson is anti-mass production and pays homage to ‘slow design’ whilst creating an artisan high end, hand made product and remaining competitive in production times.

Kate has chosen to design and produce ethically and locally. Native Swinson prints with only organic inks and all her papers are eco-friendly and the fabrics are low impact. Sustainable design is at the forefront of the development of Native Swinson, Kate is continuously searching for ways to minimise the impact on our planets people and natural resources.

Contact

Kate Swinson
Designer & Director
[email protected]
+61 408 624 893

Linsey Bamping
Media
[email protected]
+61 419 212 898

Kate Swinson
Designer & Director
[email protected]
+61 408 624 893

Linsey Bamping
Media
[email protected]
+61 419 212 898

Stockists

Koskela
The Design Hunter, curated by The Designory
BONDI WASH – Tea towels & baby bedding
BORN
The Store, by Fairfax

Our Australia wide wallpaper & fabric agent Style Revolutionary.
51 Paramount Terrace
Seven Hills, QLD 4170

[email protected]
+61 418 989 838

ACT – Canberra.
Cloth & Paper Studio.
9 Lyell St
Fyshwick ACT 2609

[email protected]
02 6280 8646

 

NSW – Sydney
You can also contact us directly.

[email protected]
+61 408 634 893

 

Stockists

Koskela
The Design Hunter, curated by The Designory
BONDI WASH– Tea towels & baby bedding
BORN
The Store, by Fairfax

Our Australia wide wallpaper & fabric agent Style Revolutionary.
51 Paramount Terrace
Seven Hills, QLD 4170

[email protected]
+61 418 989 838

ACT – Canberra.
Cloth & Paper Studio.
9 Lyell St
Fyshwick ACT 2609

[email protected]
02 6280 8646

 

NSW – Sydney
You can also contact us directly.

[email protected]
+61 408 624 893

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy the wallpaper?

Our Australia wide agent Style Revolutionary.
51 Paramount Terrace
Seven Hills, QLD 4170
Australia

[email protected]
+61 418 989 838

 

ACT
Canberra.
Cloth & Paper Studio.
9 Lyell St
Fyshwick ACT 2609

[email protected]
02 6280 8646

 

VIC
Melbourne.
Interior Productions
735 Glenferrie Rd
Hawthorn East VIC 3122

[email protected]

+61 431 564 814

 

NSW
You can also contact us, Native Swinson, directly.

[email protected]
+61 408 634 893

 

Are your products ethically green?

Yes, absolutely!

We use certified eco friendly foreground inks that are water based and free of toxic chemicals, lead and other heavy metals.

Our inks are safe for our environment.

Both the inks and the base colour are lightfast.
We use two papers – A traditional 100% organic paper and a synthetic and natural blend paper. This second paper has no synthetic nasties and is made from a combination of natural pulp paper from green certified pulp forestries and recycled post-consumer waste.

How to I go about installing wallpaper?

It is not an easy task to hang wallpaper. We highly recommend using a professional wallpaper installer rather than doing it yourself. We do not replace wallpaper that has been damaged due to bad installation practices.

What are the characteristics of a handmade product?

The imperfections in a handcrafted product are what make it perfect and assure a lovely natural individuality within the design.

How do I care for my wallpaper and fabric?

All our wallpapers are wipeable and can be cleaned with a non-abrasive cloth and warm soapy water.

Our hand screened fabrics should be washed on a cold hand wash and hung inside out or in the shade to dry.

 

 

Besides wallpaper, what other products do you make?

At the moment we have a gorgeous limited edition quilts that you can find in our Store.

We also whimsical artwork for children in our Store.

For your wild and free offspring you can find our Ted tents in Store too!

 

Returns?

Please choose carefully as we have a no returns policy.