10 days celebrating 10 years at Bird - Day 2

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  • It’s official. This week we are celebrating 10 years at Bird! 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 story continues.....

    During the first couple of years Rachel travelled up and down the East Coast searching op shops for vintage fabrics, and selling the Slingfings bags at markets and festivals. Every Saturday, she would get up at 4am to drive to the Valley markets in Brisbane, and then drive home and get up at 6am the following day to do one of the Byron Bay or Bellingen markets. The rest of the week was all about cutting and sewing which was done from the spare room of her home.

    It wasn’t long before Rachel started to get requests to expand the range, and so she employed her first solar sewer, and developed a small fashion range, using the recycled and reclaimed vintage fabrics. Enlisting the help of friends and family, Rachel pulled together her first photo shoots on the smell of an oily rag and started to build her brand.

    Click on read more to see more images from 10 years at Bird.

    Email info@birdtextile.com with the name of one of the dress styles from the Slingfings original fashion range, to go in today’s draw to win $200 of Bird product. Write ‘Day 2 Draw’ in the header of your email.


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