Meet the Maker: Walter G.
Walter G is a boutique textile company located in Sydney, Australia. Founders Lauren Emerson and Genevieve Hewson bring fun and artistic patterns to life in the form of pillows, table linens, and fabrics. Their inspiration stems from both old textiles and new surroundings. Their passion for textile design comes from India, where they lived for 6 months while studying the art and process of traditional printmaking. As two best friends with a vision to create a timeless brand, Walter G was born in 2012.
Inspired by the deep culture and craftsmanship of printmaking in India, Walter G. brings designs overseas to the Indian state of Rajasthan. In the town of Sanganer, local artisans translate Walter G’s designs onto fabric using hand carved wooden blocks and ink. Hand carved wood block printing takes an immense amount of precision and skill. Each design is ultimately created by the artisan. The hand carving technique gives an organic and perfectly imperfect style to the patterns. It adds a layer of complexity to the textiles that cannot be replicated.
Walter G’s fresh and tasteful design style mixed with the traditional trade of Indian block printing make these patterns one of a kind. Through collaboration, creativity, and craftsmanship, Walter G elevates what it means to be an outstanding textile company.