Monsoon Rags

Unique Artisan Fabrics - Timeless Styles

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Are you searching for worldly, unique and timeless fashion? You can’t find that with today’s look-a-like, mass-produced fashion that exploits the very cultures who produce the world’s most beautiful textiles. Remember, the fabulous handwoven and artisan fabrics you discovered travelling the globe, the ones you just wished were made into styles that the modern woman could wear? We do and now you can! Monsoon Rags allows you to stand apart and express your unique style, adventurous spirit, and enlightened perspective with our timeless skirtsdresses and scarves crafted from our ethically sourced fabrics.

HANDWOVEN BY ARTISANS

Timeless styles that reflect centuries of tradition

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It’s hard to find clothes that aren’t mass-produced… that don’t look like everyone else's... that allow you to stand out in a crowd… that are manufactured ethically and sustainably so you can wear with pride. Clothes crafted with care from authentic, culturally specific fabrics that represent thousands of years of tradition. Clothes with a style that reflects an adventurous streak… an educated, progressive view… an informed cultural perspective… a global, not provincial, focus… The chain stores certainly don’t carry them.

Monsoon Rags fulfills all these needs through timeless garments crafted from culturally unique artisan textiles, sustainably and ethically sourced from around the globe.

Designed and made in Australia, Monsoon Rags reflect your unique style, adventurous spirit, and enlightened perspective.

Silk with a Story

Where traditional meets unique

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What Drives Us and Why Do We Do It?

Monsoon Rags Designs: Stylish, timeless wearables for women, designed and made in Australia using handwoven, artisan-printed and culturally unique fabrics sourced from around the world.

Our Ethics: Sustainability, durability, quality workmanship, all-natural fibres, fair wages, ethical treatment and conditions for workers, supporting the little people directly, or those who fairly represent the little people.

Our Mission: To showcase the beautiful diversity of traditionally woven, culturally unique, and artisanally crafted fabrics through wearable everyday and special occasion clothing. We support the revitalization of sustainable, traditional weaving methods in developing countries.

 

Discover more about the passion behind the business and how we got started here at this blog: Monsoon Rags: From Pipe Dream to Reality

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Monsoon Rag's Blog

Silks of Southeast Asia: An Exploration
Silks of Southeast Asia: An Exploration

by Geoffrey McGinley

Ever wondered how those gorgeous, colorful Southeast Asian silks are created? From the ikat-patterned Hoi silks of Cambodia to stunning Indian Dupionis, hand-dyed silk from Thailand to to Vietnamese brocade, textiles from this region are as stunning as they are diverse. Learn how these gorgeous, unique fabrics are made — and how you can wear them ethically.

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Wild Australia: The Simpson desert
Wild Australia: The Simpson desert

by Alice McGlashan

The colours of fabrics in our first series inspired my choice of photo shoot locations, being the tropical forests of far north Queensland, and the red sandy Simpson Desert literally in the center of Australia. I’m soul-happiest living in a place where I wake up to a wilderness environment. My loved ones are discovering that the longer I am cooped up with wings clipped due to excessive commitments in a big city, the further I…

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Handwoven cambodian silk textiles
Handwoven cambodian silk textiles

by Alice McGlashan

Last November I travelled to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand on a mission to collect fabrics for my Monsoon Rags designs. First I went to Hoi An in Vietnam to find some gorgeous silk brocade made by weavers at a favourite ethical business that employs and trains people with physical disabilities, then I visited Phnom Penh in Cambodia to source hoi silk, fine silk, raw silk and scarves, and finally I headed to…

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Monsoon Rags photo shoots – behind the scenes
Monsoon Rags photo shoots – behind the scenes

by Alice McGlashan

The modeling and photography for our first series, social media and website were done by myself (Alice McGlashan). I have a love of wild places, and have honed my skills in landscape and wildlife photography while exploring wilderness areas for my own interests over the years. Given that we are an Australian-based business, our plan is to showcase beautiful Australian wild locations via our photo shoots and by writing a series of blogs...

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