Geraldine Simpson

Fairlight, New South Wales

Artist, illustrator

A talented illustrator with a passion for nature, Geraldine is working to expand her art-based sustainably sourced product range to include textile apparel. Her products are designed to inspire mindfulness, encourage optimistic values and brighten up people’s lives. Geraldine will use sustainable natural fabrics and dyes to minimise the effect on the environment. This will build on her paper products, which are currently printed locally in Victoria, using paper that is FSC-certified and made carbon neutral through wind energy. Geraldine also hopes to benefit Australian manufacturing businesses by printing her fabrics locally. “The rise in offshore textile production in China and India, where wages are significantly lower, has seen the local industry fall by more than 50% since the 1970s.”

Geri Simpson