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Welcome to Red Mulga!
Red Mulga started out one Christmas at a Craft Fair as I decided to create some original, locally inspired Christmas card designs..

As life is, ideas unfolded & I tried using some of my locally inspired card designs on leather purses & with time they were used on leather bags.

I have been travelling to Indonesia for many years, so the production of leather is carried out there, both in Java & Bali. Depending on the item, they are either made as an individual item or as part of limited small production run. The craftsmen that work with leather have been doing it all their lives, usually operating from small home based businesses. Fair & ethical trading relations are significant to my business, as is quality both in materials & workmanship.

I still continue with my locally inspired card designs & in truth they are what give me most pleasure! In a previous life I loved creating artworks mainly using recycled or organic materials for exhibitions, so these small designs give me a fun, creative outlet. 

So what is the significance of the name Red Mulga? Most Australians know of mulga as the scrublands in our vast continent. Red Mulga is an acacia species endemic to North & Western Australia & is now considered rare flora.  So, my thoughts for my product name are to give attention to those things that are rare, unique & Australian & with hope in cultivating a deeper respect for our environment.

Judith Durnford: Red Mulga designer