The Evolving Story
~ Monica Wager and Unfurl ~
There’s something pretty magical that happens when the skin of your feet touches the soft earth, when you allow the dirt of the earth to creep in between your toes and you look down and see that you’re a little wild. You’re a little free.
Unfurl was born in 2002, when, whilst travelling through some of the most untamed and remote Australian country, in a modest eco bus with two wild and delicious young children, a sewing machine, and nothing but the majesty and veracity of the uninhibited landscape, Monica Wager felt the earth creep in.
From a young age, Monica was captivated by the nature of form through textile. Sitting by her German Oma, and watching as she and a group of other new immigrants shared stories and sewed pieces of fabric together, she felt the pull to tap in to her own abundant creativity. She’d often get lost gazing at her Mama, Ingrid, as she revealed herself through clothing and adornments, which encapsulated her own unique sense and expression of grace and elegance.
These inspirations awakened Monica to appreciate that garments were more than a well-constructed weft and weave. They also helped women to illuminate their own creativity; their own story; their own exquisite sense of self.
But the weft and weave has its place too. Monica travels to Thailand, India, Nepal and Indonesia, hand picking each and every textile, ensuring the quality and feel compliments her designs, so that both integrate perfectly into each garment story.
Unfurl Apparel is now based in the tropics of Broome, Western Australia. Set against the back drop of low lying mangroves as they gently fall in line with the tides of aqua blue, and the warm, ochre pindan earth, Unfurl designs have adapted to suit balmy nights and sultry breezes.
Just like the freedom and limitless abandon that nature inspires, Unfurl seeks to inspire you, the wearer, to be a little wild and a little free, to express yourself with lightness and refined unrestraint, to feel the earth between your toes, to step into that part of you that loves to be set free, and to look incredible while you do it.
Enjoy with our love