Souvenir by Hayley Killigrew began from my love of travel, art and culture.
ABOUT Hayley Killigrew
Travel and holidays open our minds to new possibilities and give us momentum to continue our journey in life.
Whilst overseas I had the idea to create beautiful prints, ensuring my travel memories could be preserved in time for myself and others to enjoy. With my background in textile design, I felt confident I could share my memories and photographic journal from these travels through fashion.
I have worked in the fashion industry for more than 20 years. The companies I worked with previously all made their garments overseas. I had a strong desire to produce Australian made clothing, using my skills and connections with local pattern makers, printers and makers.
With these connections I am able to offer well fitting, beautifully made clothing. The fit of a garment is one of the most important things for me, as is creating quality garments in a sustainable way to minimise our impact on the environment.
Souvenir emerged from my desire to not only control production quality and working conditions, but also to maintain the connections I had built up over the years within the industry here in Australia. Keeping the Australian fashion industry alive is extremely important to me and the future of this country and our skills.
Since having my daughter 7 years ago, I have continued to be inspired by her. With our regular painting and crafting days another idea was born. Her prints are always colourful and full of life, which compliment my photographic work perfectly.
Over the years I have been lucky enough to build a regular client base of like minded people who connect with my prints through memories of their own travel. Reacting to my clients needs, lifestyles and imaginations gives me energy to continue my creative journey. This was the reason I started my label more than 5 years ago. I hope you continue on this ever evolving journey with me!
We hope you will endeavour to cherish your Souvenir garment as long as possible and buy into a new part of our journey each season. Never stop exploring!