Moyra Jones is the creative talent behind the labels: Surface Art, Essaye and Theadora Jones.
The three labels share a common “thread” – it’s all about the fabric.
She studied textile design at the Scottish College of Textiles in the borders of Scotland and moved to Sydney in the early 90’s, where she ended up working for the iconic Australian artist Ken Done.
At the end of 2000 she started her own printed textile business, and in the early days she hand printed fabric on her dining table and made cushions that she started selling at local markets.
The business has changed over the last few years, now she produces seasonal clothing ranges along with homewares ranges and sells fabric by-the-metre as well, taking inspiration from the nature and objects around her and the artistic movements that have blossomed throughout the decades: William Morris, Orientalism, mid-Century abstraction, bold 1970s design …
Surface Art is the original label that is about making stylish cushions, home wares and fabric by-the-meter, suitable for soft furnishing, clothing, home wares and any crafty project.
Essaye is a range of classic a-line skirts and dresses using a combination of original hand printed and digital fabrics in bold and striking designs, using the balance of colour a form to create clothing that is timeless.
Theadora Jones is about creating limited edition ranges of clothing and home wares as a homage to her mother, Theadora who inspired her to sew and create from an early age, she carefully selects fabric from other talented designers to make her ranges.
Now she operates out of a cute studio-shop in inner west Sydney, that is proud to still make all the products right here in Sydney. She runs the business by herself, designing the prints, answering emails, packing orders and you will meet her you pop into the shop on the weekends.