Through travelling to many places on this majestic earth, I learnt about many forms of ancient art. Discovering henna in India was the seed of a new creative venture for me. I travelled Australia in 2008 hennaing intricate body adorning designs at markets and stocking Health Food Stores, with a natural herbal hair colour range I created ‘The Henna Tree’. Working with henna lead me into learning more about other plants that give natural colours for dyeing and my creative energy flowed into creating textile artwork, which evolved henna art and the ancient natural plant dyeing process. Then my beautiful mother taught me how to make clothing patterns and gave me her old sewing machine, the same one that she taught me to sew on when I was little. I then began to turn wall art into wearable art. The Lalita Lotus clothing range was created in 2010.
I travelled to Indonesia years later with my growing belly. I knew becoming a mother meant some things would have to change. I was introduced to Sari through an old friend. We began to work together. I continue to design the garments, they are then ethically stitched by Sari and her staff. Sari’s sewers are treated well and work happily in a clean and peaceful environment. Each time I visit to work on a new range, I am greeted with the same lovely smiling faces, year after year.
Each garment is then naturally dyed individually by hand, by me, in Australia. A few leaves are also placed by my divine little wildling. The print on each garment is unique, resembling the beauty of nature.
Inspired by this earth and its abundant gifts. I believe in living close to the earth and being part of its magical cycles, joining hands to create sustainable and earth friendly clothing and products.