Souvenir by Hayley Killigrew began from my love of travel, art and culture.
ABOUT Hayley Killigrew
With my background in textile design, I felt confident I could share my memories and photographic journal from these travels. Whilst overseas I had the idea to create beautiful prints, ensuring these memories can be preserved in time for myself and others to enjoy.
Travel and holidays open our minds to new possibilities and give us momentum to continue our journey in life. I have worked in the fashion industry for more than 20 years, using my skills and connections with local pattern makers, printers and makers. With these connections I felt confident I could offer well fitting, beautifully made clothing. The fit of a garment is one of the most important things for me.
The companies I had worked with previously all made overseas, I had a strong wanting for Australian made clothing.
Not only to control the quality, working conditions and being able to react to my clients. But also to keep my connections within the industry I had built up over the years keeping the industry alive in Australia. This is extremely important to me and the future of this country and our skills.
Since having my daughter 7 years ago, she continues to inspire me. With our regular painting and crafting days another idea is 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 have built a regular client base of like minded people who connect with my prints through their own travel. This was the reason I started my label more than 5 years ago. I hope you continue on this ever changing 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!