Meet the Melbourne design professionals who are changing the sustainability game

Sustainability – it’s long been a buzzword in the design industry and for good reason. As design professionals across the globe adopt a strong sustainability ethos, we are seeing benefits that go beyond the environmental. We spoke to three Melbourne designers whose focus on sustainability is infusing their work with a unique blend of beauty, story and soul.

Lara Cameron, Ink & Spindle

Inspired by the Australian landscape, Lara and her business partner, Caitlin Klooger design an exquisite range of textiles that have minimal impact on the earth. Produced via screen and hand printing at Ink a Spindle’s Abbotsford studio, the prints are transformed into soft furnishings and apparel by independent artisans.

Lara Cameron, Ink & Spindle. Photo courtesy of Ink & Spindle.

“I have always been drawn to beautiful prints as well as the tactile nature and imperfections of hand-printed fabrics.”

From an early age, I used to commandeer my mother's sewing machine even though I barely knew how to work it. I’m drawn to fibres such as linen and hemp because they are hard wearing and truly biodegradable.

Design by Ink & Spindle. Photo courtesy of Ink & Spindle.