History

The Linen Press was established in 1994 by Joan and Susy Kennedy, initially designing products and sourcing beautiful hand-embroidered towelling from Vietnam. Later, The Linen Press partnered with ethically sourced textile factories in India that are organically certified.

Joan’s personal love of textiles and native flora and fauna saw the development of textile ranges featuring all manner of Australian plants and animals. Products included aprons, tea towels, pot holders, mitts, tote bags, purses and pouches. Newer product categories include personal care, stationery and greeting cards.

In November 2018, The Linen Press began a new chapter with BRANDED Ideas purchasing the business. BRANDED Ideas is owned by two brothers and best mates – Derek & Gordon Liddle, who have worked together in merchandise design and sales for over 20 years. It’s a new chapter, but the story is the same: we’re committed to working in collaboration with local artists to share all we love about Australia’s people, culture, flora and fauna.