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Karen Grady

Paddock to Garment

The Paddock started with two alpacas and a spinning wheel, which progressed to a small herd of alpacas, 23 mulberry trees, more silk worms than Karen could count, two weaving looms, sewing machines and a dedicated Studio & Gallery/Shop in the Noosa Hinterland. In 2017 Karen transferred to Cygnet in the beautiful Huon Valley, Tasmania.

The Garments are an eclectic mix of alpaca and silk, sometimes with locally sourced up-cycled items. The garments are created for citizens of the world. People who love luxury fibres, people who are inquisitive, people who appreciate an item made by an artisan and… want something classically unique. The garments are created for people who love timeless design - they are, forever garments.

Paddock to Garment starts with outstanding raw materials from Karen's property: she tries to ensure that much of what goes into a garment comes from her land. The up-cycled items used in garments are sourced locally in support of local charities. It is ethical fashion: fashion with a conscience. All items are designed and created on site, with the fleece & fibre producers close by. The best of raw materials, innovative but simple designs, lots of craftsmanship and work, and a passion for what is beautiful.

Contact
0427 013 805
> email Karen
> www.paddocktogarment.com.au