About

Welcome! I started Matcha & Ink as to way to merge my two passions, health & surface design. I worked in the health & nutrition industry for many years before deciding in 2013 that I wanted to pursue my creative dreams. I studied graphic design & illustration with the goal of becoming a textile designer.

 

 

Unique illustrations and pattern designs printed onto sweatshop free yoga leggings, homewares & accessories.

 

 

About Me:


I am a graphic designer, illustrator, qualified naturopath & nutritionist who decided being creative was what I really loved to do. I live in Melbourne, Australia, and work from home while parenting my human and furry children.

 

Why Matcha & Ink?


The sustainable yoga legging idea came about when I was frustrated by the selection of athletic leggings in my wardrobe. Black is a great colour, but it gets a bit boring when you wear black leggings to the gym or yoga class day in, day out. I am a print lover but could never find an athletic print design I loved.

I had been selling my textile designs online via print on demand sites since 2013. These sites don’t give the artists much choice about the quality or cut of the products their designs are printed on. I wanted to have more of a say about the manufacturing process and cut of my designs.   I wanted my designs printed on products that were made ethically and as sustainably as possible. I spent a lot of time searching for the right manufacturer and ironing out the manufacturing and shipping process before I opened my Etsy store in March 2017.  Having now set Etsy up I have created this website to run alongside my Etsy store.

In the future I hope to expand the yoga range to include girls leggings, yoga mats and other active wear. I have also added throw pillows to my store because they are pretty & I can’t help myself, I am a designer who loves prints & nice things.

For those of you who dont know Matcha is powdered green tea leaves. It is healthier than normal green tea because you consume the whole leaf, not just the water soluble part of the leaf. I gave up drinking coffee in 2016 (again) and have succesfully replaced my coffee addiction with a matcha latte addiction.

I am always happy to hear from you via the contact form or email [email protected]

 

I hope you enjoy my creations.

 

 

Lou xx

Ethical Manufacturing

Our sweatshop free yoga wear & homeware is manufactured by small businesses in the USA & Europe, the process is 100% sweatshop free.

Sustainable Business Practices

We plant a tree for every item sold via One Tree Planted.

We create as little waste and emissions as possible. Read more about our sustainable business practices.

My Blog

The Art Folk showcases a curated collection of affordable art from the world’s best emerging artists and designers.

The Art Folk; a blog featuring the best affordable art.

All art featured on THE ART FOLK can be purchased online and delivered worldwide.

P.S

I subscribe to a daily email called ‘Notes from the Universe’. Its a fun email that arrives at 7pm each day. It contains life tips directly from the universe. This is what the universe said to me yesterday;  words I wish I lived by –

“You don’t have to take everything so seriously, Lou. Life isn’t black and white, answers aren’t always yes or no, and absolutely nothing has to happen today. Act when you’re ready. Be led by your feelings. And the next time someone wants to fit you into a mold, just tell ’em that your jeans are in the wash, your angels are at the mall, and Oprah’s on the other line”.

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