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10 days celebrating 10 years at Bird - Day 1

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  • It’s official. This week we are celebrating 10 years at Bird! Over the next 10 days we will be looking back at highlights from the last 10 years at Bird, there will be daily $200 prize draws, and a huge giveaway on Wednesday 5th September so stay tuned!

    The brand started in August 2002, as its first incarnation Slingfings. It was Rachel’s first year living in Australia, on a remote intentional community near Bellingen on the East Coast of Australia. She lived in a simple shack made from canvas, doors and windows, learnt about living sustainably,  off the grid, on a stunning 800 acre property, made up of pristine beach and literal rainforest, where 200 people had chosen to live lightly on the planet. She grew her own food, studied permaculture, and had a dream to start a small business using the principles she was living by, and her passion for textiles.

    Slingfings first collection were bag designs made from recycled and reclaimed vintage fabrics. The bags were sewn at Rachel’s little shack, using solar power, and sold at the local markets.

    Click on read more to see more images from the early years.

    Email info@birdtextile.com with the name of one of the bag styles from the Slingfings original bag range, to go in today’s draw to win $200 of Bird product. Write ‘Day 1 Draw’ in the header of your email.


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