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Mingus Designs is a small independent business run by Dear Songsuwan from her small studio in Melbourne, Australia.
Mingus Designs embrace sustainable living principles and are focused on producing a range of products that reflect environmentally conscious values without compromising quality and style.
All pieces are designed, drawn, cut, printed, glued, sewn and packaged with love and care by hand using 100% green energy. The finest natural fibres such as hemp, organic cotton, linen and upcycled leather are used for Mingus creations.
Hemp is Mingus' chosen primary fabric because it is one of the most durable and sustainable fabrics. It is a low environmental impact crop, as it grows densely with little requirement for water. Due to its resistance to pests and diseases,it is also grown without the use of herbicides and sprays.
The process of creating each piece begins with hand drawn illustrations that are often inspired by nature. These designs are then hand printed onto selected fabrics using water based inks. A range of bags, purses and scarves are then developed using a combination of the printed fabrics and other chosen fabrics.
At the end of it all Mingus offer us pieces of work that reflect their passion and appreciation for design, quality and the environment.

about us

Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.

We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.

About indie art & design

indie art & design is a web site dedicated to promoting independent designers, artists and labels from Australia.

The blog showcases Australian products from all over, boutiques that stock them and indie related exhibitions and events.

The indie store stocks some of our favourite things from a wide range of Australian indies. We're ready to take your order!

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