Media Release

26th April, 2006

Green Tea

A Refreshing Sip of Handcrafted Fashion

The Japanese kimono has a long history and its meanings and functions have changed over the years to reflect the current society.

Green Tea is a label and passion created through a love of antique Japanese kimonos. Kimono simply means, “things to wear,” and the designer, Rebecca Hyams has certainly used this definition in her creations.

Her love affair with the kimono began over ten years whilst she was performing in Japan.

“Initially,” explained designer Rebecca Hyams, “I sold the kimono as a whole piece, however, many of them were damaged so I then started crafting them into evening bags and clothing.

My pieces have been sold in boutiques and art galleries throughout Australia.  Although I have had no formal training in this field I hope to continue to collect and transform these magnificent pieces of silk from days gone by.”

The current Green Tea collection includes kimono & obi silk bags, wraps, tube tops & t-shirts.

Green Tea will be displaying their latest range at the designedge fashion incubator exhibit at the Spring Summer Mercedes Australian Fashion Week in conjunction with 14 other emerging West Australian designer labels.

Viewing of labels in the designedge fashion incubator agents showroom is by appointment with showroom coordinators TCFWA Committee Members Margaret & Karl Farrell  Ph: 0403 794 445 or 0422 506228.

designedge fashion incubator showroom will be located in MAFW Agents & Designer Suite 3 @ MAFW, Circular Quay, Sydney.  The event runs from the 26th - 30th of April.

For more information on: Green Tea

Rebecca Hyams

Tel: 08-9382 2334

Mobile: 0412-031726

eMail: greentea@iinet.net.au

designedge fashion incubator - belmont has shown its significance to the fashion industry in Western Australia with its constant growth and development. Established by TCFWA & Belmont BEC in February 2005, it is now the largest community based fashion incubator in Australia, housing over 70 West Australian labels.  It offers a magnitude of opportunities to fashion labels at all stages of development from established to emerging designers by providing a retail outlet for them to sell their collections to the general public as well as offer them a base where national and international agents can view their collections. With the strong industry connections and know how of Carol Hanlon at the helm, the initiative also offers its designers wishing to start a new fashion label or to grow their existing label the tools to develop a successful small business in the fashion industry. 

designedge fashion incubator agents suite @ MAFW has been made possible through grant assistance of the State of Government of Western Australia through ArtsWA Designer Fashion Grants Program, TCFWA, Belmont BEC, Suki Moo and designedge fashion incubator located at Belmont Forum Shopping Centre, Belmont Western Australia.

For further information on the designers showcasing at Designedge agents showroom @ MAFW contact: Margaret Farrell 0403 794 445 or Carol Hanlon 0417 963 231.

For all participating WA Designers Media Releases view www.tcfwa.com/mafw06ss.html

For more information on designedge fashion incubator project contact:-

Carol Hanlon Ph: 08 9479 3777 Mobile: 0417 963 231

eMail: carol.hanlon@tcfwa.com

www.designedge.net.au   www.tcfwa.com   www.belmontbec.com