While Amanda Evans started with a big-picture view of her business, Cabin Co, she is looking more and more local towards her direction. After starting out designing cushions and children’s wall decorations, the Tasmanian-based company is about to mark a new chapter in its offering since launching in 2013. Amanda is about to release a new wool collection made locally in Tasmania. “It’s great to be able to support my local community and provide work,” she says. “I am lucky to have some great people to work with me here.” Amanda will launch the winter collection at Life Instyle Sydney. As for the name of her business, she is about to build a barn-style house this year in Launceston. “I love the cabin structure,” she says. “To me it conjures up the feeling of home.”

Cabin Co will be exhibiting at the upcoming Life Instyle Sydney event. Register now to attend and explore Happiness By Design. The trade event runs 18-21 February at the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion.

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Which five words best describe you? Fun, driven, passionate, young at heart, full of energy. 

How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? I started with kids interior wall decals. As my own children grew my focus changed and therefore so did my passion for designing new products. 

What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? To trust my instinct and go for it. 

What’s your proudest career achievement? I would say this winter collection. I am so proud that the motivation is for Australian made. I couldn’t be happier with our wool collection for this season. Wool is a natural fabric and is a dream to be able to work with. It’s a quality product that will stand the test of time.  

What’s been your best decision? Focusing on Australian made. It is exactly the direction I wanted the brand to go. 

Who inspires you? My family are always my first inspiration. And more recently time spent on the farm has heavily influenced the winter range. Designing a house has made me really look at how we live in our homes and in turn how we decorate them. 

What are you passionate about? Quality ethical products are always my focus with Cabin Co. That and, of course, building my barn house.

Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Lisa Messenger [interview]. She has so much energy and passion.

What dream do you still want to fulfil? I have recently bought a farm where I am building a barn house for my family. I currently run sheep in the paddocks. The plan I hope to fulfil is to use the wool from my own sheep and turn it into Cabin Co’s wool blankets and throws. Taking the range from my paddock to my customers’ homes.  

What are you reading? Lisa Messenger’s Daring and Disruptive.

images courtesy of cabin co

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