Kendra Harding is the founder of Ooroo Australia and spends much of her time working with the community art centres and the artists in the top end of northern Australia. This is where her fabrics are sourced.
Oh, and you can get 10% off Ooroo designs for the next two months using the code ladystartupooroo. You’re welcome!
Read Kendra’s interview with Mamamia below…
What is Ooroo Australia?
Kendra Harding (right). Image via Facebook.
The bespoke collection is handcrafted by a master leather craftsman who studied at the London School of Fashion Design and honed his skills working for the House of Dunhill, Burberry and other high-end companies in London.
Classically styled, the unique range is inspired by art and Indigenous culture. The textiles are ethically procured from Merrepen Arts from the Daly River region, Injalak from West Arnhem Land, Tiwi Designs from Bathurst Island and Nagula Jarndu from Broome. Each handbag is accompanied by a story card approved by the artist explaining the textile artwork and the story or the dreaming represented.
What were you doing before you went into business for yourself?
Starting a family, raising money for local community projects and being a hairdresser by trade.
What made you want to start your own business?