Who are we?
Eccentric Republic was formed in 2018 and is made up of the dynamic duo of designers Maeike & Sarah, based in Brisbane, Australia.
Maeike has a background of photography, retail sales and jewellery making. Sarah has a retail and art background and is a wiz on the computer. We have worked together as makers and designers for nearly 20 years.
Previously, we made and upcycled furniture, which we sold at the Paddington Antique Centre and we also ran a successful gift shop for nearly 3 years, where we handmade 98% of the products we sold.
We have had many adventures together as friends and in a variety of creative businesses and are continuing that path together as Eccentric Republic.
why “Eccentric Republic”?
As you may have guessed, we are a little eccentric. We love colour, crazy patterns and outrageous design.
What do we make ?
Eccentric Republic designs all our silk art scarves and we have them printed and sewn in Australia. We design and make all of the resin jewellery ourselves at our Brisbane studio. You can read more about the stories behind our fabric design here.
Biggest lessons so far?
There are two sides to a doona cover (early lesson in terms of pricing and amounts of fabric needed!)
You never stop learning…ever
You can’t do everything yourself and you shouldn’t try to
Where can we see your work?
Here of course! Our products are only available via our online store.
If you would like to know more about us, check out our blog post “More About Us” here