Inspired by her long-term love affair with textiles and the stories woven through them, Sydney-based costume designer Teresa Redrup founded carefully curated online store Bashful Garter (taking the name from a passage in the Hans Christian Anderson story, The False Collar).
With a focus on local and ethical design, Bashful Garter certainly isn’t shy about stocking a range of gorgeous garments from high-end eco labels: think organic, fair trade cotton basics from Kowtow, monochrome silk dresses from Ovna Ovich, naturally dyed separates from Celeste Tesoriero and cosy NZ-made coats and jumpers from Penny Sage. Teresa explains that each and every item on the site has been “lovingly chosen with great respect to the designer and the hands that make it, with all efforts made to lessen negative impacts (and create positive ones) on our environment and community” – making it the perfect place to pick up an outfit that speaks volumes about your style and ethics.
And Teresa also produces her own beautiful shoots featuring clothing and accessories from the Australian and New Zealand designers featured on Bashful Garter, so you can plan your seasonal wardrobe with confidence! Check out the full range here.