We began working together on a tiny scale back in 2014 when we lived on community together on Banjalang land, Northern NSW where Dalee continues to live.
Dalee hand block printed her original, nature centred, lino artwork onto Clarey's garments which she designed under her ethical clothing brand, Gwyllem clothing.
It was the perfect opportunity for the two artists to really get to know each other by creating something together. From this creative container their friendship truly blossomed and continues to everyday.
On a whim, but with plenty of working experience behind us, we began to collaborate on a small collection in Winter last year.
Sometimes you just know you're onto something good. This is how we both felt as we began to piece together what our aesthetic, vibe and values were.
The alignment was right, the flow was there and with relative ease (and consistent work) our first collection is now being born into the world!
We just cannot wait to show you what we have created for you. No detail has been overlooked. Each piece has been thoughtfully developed with both everyday functionality and beauty at heart.
In true collaboration style, we're bringing you the super wearable, comfortable and flattering styles you've come to know from Clare at Gwyllem clothing. Combined with the absolutely stunning earthy artwork and colour palette of Dalee Ella Prints.
These pieces are truly Art to WEAR.
Clarey is the wonder woman behind all of our clothing designs and production. She is the BEST kind of human and I feel incredibly blessed to call her my dear friend and partner in creation and business.
To me Clarey is both the deepest and lightest person all at once. She is a total kook bag, a nature lover, artist and fun seeker. She has an inherent willingness to explore all the shadows and to truly learn from them. Within her there is an authenticity, truth, empathy and kindness you just want to curl up in and then laugh your guts out with.
As a business parter she rocks a no bullshit work flow, with a freedom to just ‘be’ exactly where we are as cyclical women. Always choosing to push her edges and grow in both business and her personal life, it is from these places that she creates her art.
Clarey is an incredibly skilled and passionate designer and maker of pieces that not only fit the feminine form to enhance the visual, but that are also so incredibly comfortable you don’t ever want to take them off. I love her passion for creating flattering designs that are actually comfortable to wear everyday. Her deep connection to her self and her body as a sensitive and curvy woman brings magic into her creations.
She has been rocking her ethical, all Australian made clothing biz Gwyllem Clothing for 17 years now and has become known for designs that just fit, no matter what beautiful body shape you have.
Connection is everything.
We are learning so much about ourselves and each other through this collaboration. It has brought so much goodness into our lives and we're having fun.
So we have decided to give it the best chance of success by nurturing it with lots of care and consideration. Including making a deep commitment to remain connected to ourselves, our relationships outside of it and to nature. Because we love it, we want to protect it.
We're excited to continue to grow as humans and along side it, this business. Thats the way around we feel it should be.
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