designers andy brown & sass davis

Andy Brown and Sass Davis

Australian culture and lifestyle remains very much wrapped up in the beach, and all that goes with that. But Andy Brown and Sass Davis were struggling to find colourful beach products that were stylish too - so they set about designing their own under the name Goldnbrown. For their launch collection - which is focussed on the beach, home and babies - are fabric designs using batik methods. Their wares are handmade, and tested on the shores of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, where they live.

Which five words best describe you? We always get the joke!

How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? We are both from very different industry backgrounds but have come to together to share our love of textiles, bright colours and the beach. It's been a short journey to date so we are still enjoying our new honeymoon 'path'.

What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Honesty is the best policy.

What’s your proudest career achievement? Seeing our first GnB Towel on a stranger/customer at our local beach in Sorrento.

What’s been your best decision? To take a risk.

Who inspires you? Our kids and the beach.

What are you passionate about? The beach.

Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Dora the Explorer – we've got a bone to pick with her.

What dream do you still want to fulfil? Oh so many... where do we begin? At the moment, we want to fulfil our dream of being able to provide beautiful and unique fabric designs applied to simple and functional designs.

What are you reading? 10 mindful minutes - Andy; Last night at Chateau Marmont - Sass.

images courtesy of goldnbrown and james geer