Some of the story…

Kate Swinson’s signature aesthetic for Native Swinson is born from the delicate line work of her contemporary art practice. The designs have grown from the memory of a childhood roaming through the natural landscape juxtaposed with Kate’s art practice and the desire to wrap a space with beautiful fine art drawing An affinity with the nature has predetermined Kate’s need to make timeless environmentally sustainable design. The design process begins with hand drawing, using a biro, from imagery foraged and photographed whilst out walking in the natural landscape. The detailed drawings are carefully transferred to mesh screens then hand screen printed onto wallpaper and fabric, forming raw quintessentially Australian design. It is important to Kate that the trace of the maker and the romance of the artisan is retained in the finished print. This lends an emotional depth, communication and a visual uniqueness to the wallpapers and fabrics, placing them into the realm of artwork and making them ageless. Native Swinson encapsulates ‘slow design’ that supports local, ethical production whilst remaining competitive in production times. Kate has sourced organic inks to print on both the wallpaper and fabric, her papers are eco-friendly and the fabric is low impact. Environmental sustainability is the foundation of Native Swinson and Kate is continuously searching for new ways to minimise the impact on our planets people and natural resources.  

Some of the story…

Kate Swinson’s signature aesthetic for Native Swinson is born from the delicate line work of her contemporary art practice. The designs have grown from the memory of a childhood roaming through the natural landscape juxtaposed with Kate’s art practice and the desire to wrap a space with beautiful fine art drawing An affinity with the nature has predetermined Kate’s need to make timeless environmentally sustainable design. The design process begins with hand drawing, using a biro, from imagery foraged and photographed whilst out walking in the natural landscape. The detailed drawings are carefully transferred to mesh screens then hand screen printed onto wallpaper and fabric, forming raw quintessentially Australian design. It is important to Kate that the trace of the maker and the romance of the artisan is retained in the finished print. This lends an emotional depth, communication and a visual uniqueness to the wallpapers and fabrics, placing them into the realm of artwork and making them ageless. Native Swinson encapsulates ‘slow design’ that supports local, ethical production whilst remaining competitive in production times. Kate has sourced organic inks to print on both the wallpaper and fabric, her papers are eco-friendly and the fabric is low impact. Environmental sustainability is the foundation of Native Swinson and Kate is continuously searching for new 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
Press & Collaborations
[email protected]
+61 419 212 898

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

Linsey Bamping
Press & Collaborations
[email protected]
+61 419 212 898

Stockists

The Design Hunter, curated by The Designory

BONDI WASH – Tea towels

The Store, by Fairfax

Australian design centre: Object shop

ACT – agent

Cloth & Paper Studio. 9 Lyell St Fyshwick ACT 2609

[email protected] 02 6280 8646

NSW

Agent – Workshopped

You can also contact us directly: [email protected] +61 408 634 893 and by appointment at the Native Swinson Clovelly Studio 319 Clovelly Rd Clovelly. Sydney.  NSW. 2031

Stockists

The Design Hunter, curated by The Designory

BONDI WASH – Tea towels

The Store, by Fairfax

Australian design centre: Object shop

ACT – agent

Cloth & Paper Studio. 9 Lyell St Fyshwick ACT 2609

[email protected] 02 6280 8646

NSW – agents

Workshopped

You can also contact us directly: [email protected]veswinson.com.au +61 408 634 893 and by appointment at the Native Swinson Clovelly Studio 319 Clovelly Rd Clovelly. Sydney.  NSW. 2031

Frequently Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Native Swinson services and products are provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please ensure that you read the following carefully as it will be deemed that you have accepted these terms when purchasing from Native Swinson.

LEAD TIMES
Please note that most of our products are hand screen printed to order. The approximate lead time is 6 weeks for wallpaper and fabric. If there are any delays we will advise you immediately.

PAYMENT TERMS
The payment method through our online store includes Visa & Mastercard. Payments from an invoice or quote include direct bank deposit details, made payable to Native Swinson. Production will not start until payment is made.

COLOUR ACCURACY & QUALITY ASSURANCE
We are confident that our colour accuracy between batches is very high, although we do not guarantee 100% colour accuracy between different print batches. As the products are handmade there is a 10% colour accuracy allowance. We reserve the right to change paper stock. The colour on your monitor, tablet or phone may differ from the actual product.

DELIVERY AND HANDLING
Orders are shipped by Australia Post to your nominated residential or business address unless advised otherwise. Shipping costs are influenced by the size and weight of the product and your location. Large items such as the    ‘Ted tent’are delivered by courier and require a physical address not a PO Box.

Every effort is made to quote accurate delivery times. You will receive advice of unexpected changes to our production time via email. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for transit or other delays outside our control.

ACCEPTANCE OF DELIVERY
Please ensure deliveries are inspected for obvious transit damage. Claims for damage in transit must be supported by your conditional acceptance of delivery receipt from the courier noting the damage which has occurred. Where deliveries are made to third parties, it is your responsibility to check that the order is supplied to your satisfaction. We cannot accept claims for making, installation or replacement charges where correct supply has not been verified prior to installation.

PRIVACY
Please be assured that Native Swinson. recognizes the importance of privacy. We will only seek information that is required to conduct our business. Your personal information is collected to enable us to process orders, deliver goods and/ or to inform you of special promotions. If you receive any promotional material from us and do not wish to do so, simply click ‘unsubscribe’. Native Swinson will not disclose, sell or trade your personal information to any third parties, other than third party suppliers in the delivery of goods you have agreed to, or when legally required.

COPYRIGHT
All Native Swinson designs are subject to copyright. This includes but is not limited to: art works, text, images, graphics and logos owned by Native Swinson. If this is breeched Native Swinson will seek further action. The contents of our website are intended solely for your personal, non-commercial use. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, re-sold or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not permitted by the owners of Native Swinson.

WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE
We place the highest importance on supplying your order correctly and that it is of acceptable quality. If we have supplied it incorrectly or it is of unacceptable quality, we will replace it with the correct item. Replacements cannot be arranged until we have received and inspected the returned order.

WALLPAPER AND FABRIC ONLY
Please check that the correct product is on the invoice. Once wallpaper and fabric has been paid for and printed, there is no change of mind.

We recommend employing a professional wallpaper installer who is experienced in hanging coated and hand screen printed wallpaper.

Prior to installing we recommend storing your wallpaper in a low humidity, cool area.

Please check that your order has been correctly supplied and is of acceptable quality before the wallpaper is installed. We do not accept claims for incorrect wallpaper or unacceptable flaws once the wallpaper is installed.
Our liability is limited to the original invoice value of the wallpaper. We do not accept liability for any consequential loss including but not limited to installation costs, additional building costs, delivery charges or other loss of profit

WEBSITE
The term ‘Native Swinson’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website. Native Swinson. ABN 84314063900; Address 319 Clovelly Road. Telephone 0408624893

 

 

 

Where can I buy the wallpaper?

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

[email protected]
02 6280 8646

NSW
Sydney
Native Swinson
Visit our Sydney studio by appointment.
319 Clovelly Road.
Clovelly, 2031
Sydney

[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.