Brooke and Mandie are twin sisters, mums and best friends. They also create incredibly fun, mix and match bed linen, designing for those who want to keep life simple, roll with the punches and roll into bed on great sheets! And it’s not just sheets, the more then ever duo join us this weekend at the Finders Keepers Brisbane with quilt covers, coverlets, pillowcases and cushion covers all made using bespoke 100% cotton.
Catch more than ever in Brisbane from 12pm Friday 9th November, where almost 200 stalls are taking over The Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds,
Tell us more about the story behind more than ever?
more than ever was just an idea for a long time. It all started with my twin sister Mandie and I wanting to do something creative together, but between studying, working, travelling and having families the time was never quite right. Finally, the stars all aligned and here we are! It was while studying that a love of textiles and pattern design was born, and creating bedlinen became our jam.
more than ever is Brisbane based; we design everything here and get it manufactured in India, with a wonderful family run factory. It’s a full-time gig for me, and part-time for Mandie. However, just like lots of other small business owners, doing something we love makes it hard to completely switch off at times, so our nights (once all the kids are in bed!) are sometimes spent working as well. Working together allows us to get nice chunks of time off too though, so it all balances out.
Tell us about your newest collection. What was the inspiration behind it?
Life! Our homes are full of love and fun but can be just a little chaotic at times, and things get mixed up (hello odd socks!). We embraced this and came up with a mix and match collection of designs and colours that became our first bedding range; Let’s Go to Bed. Inspired by nature, nurture and good times, in this collection you’ll find calming leaves, colourful spots, summery zig zags & cheeky pickup lines in a range of colours to suit any home. Mix & match to your heart’s content!
Tell us about your inspiration for creativity? Is there a Finders Keepers designer who you admire?
I am constantly inspired by everything around me – sounds lame, I know, but it’s true. My beautiful family, stopping and appreciating the clouds in the sky and the leaves in the trees…that and all of the amazing women in the world who are out there going for it and chasing their dreams.
We’re massive fans of (in no particular order) Miranda Murphy (we both own just a few items of her clothing 🙊), Julie White, Bridget Bodenham, & Cassie Byrnes of Variety Hour. We looooove Hello Miss May, we met her earlier in the year and a friendship was born. She’s so incredibly inspiring and a powerhouse of fun! We could go on and on… and we can’t wait to discover even more fabulous makers at the Finders Keepers Brisbane market.