Friday, 13 April 2012

profile andy brown & sass goldsworthy - goldnbrown.


Andy Brown & Sass Goldsworthy

Merging some of the world's oldest fabric designs with a contemporary take on homewares and accessories, Mornington Peninsula creative duo Andy Brown and Sass Goldsworthy have poured their passion into their label Goldnbrown. Inspired by their love of the beach and a relaxed coastal lifestyle their range includes vibrant cushions, towels, sun visors, beach bags, rugs, pouches and baby accessories in colorful handcrafted Indonesian Batik and Ikat textiles. With a weakness/addiction for cushions I could happily layer every chair, bed and couch in my house with with every style, they're all simply stunning. For a peak at their full range visit Beach:Baby:Home
How would you describe yourselves? 
As a team we are – easy going, happy, honest, playful and analytic.
What was your childhood dream?
Andy: I always wanted to be a florist…
Sass : I always wanted to work on a fashion magazine.

What led you down your current path?
Our love of colour and the beach.
What do you love most about what you do?
Being creative and being our own boss.

Where do you seek inspiration?
Textiles, colours, patterns, fabrics and the beach.
Who do you admire?
Each other.

What challenges have you had to overcome? 
Seasonal peaks and troughs and dealing with off shore suppliers.

What's been a 'pinch yourself' moment? 
Definitely seeing our products all over our local beach Sorrento.

What are your top creative resources?
We don't conform with current trends as such, we are just in love with colours and fabrics.

What dream do you still want to fulfil?
We really want to expand our range but most importantly we are trying to build a loyal customer base who grow with us and our products.

What's next?
Well, we are about to launch our new bed linen and pop ikat cushion range. Not to mention our 2012/13 neon beach range which will be launched in August this year.
When the weekend rolls around what do you love to do?
We both love to relax with our kids and make the most of our beach and natural surroundings because we live down the coast in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula for a reason… to escape the city.