The concept of One Another was born when partners Rick and Annette Carter were travelling through India with not-for-profit group Opportunity International Australia – the pair was inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of local women they had met, and they wanted to make a tangible difference to these lives. One Another is a bridge between designer and manufacturer, providing a living wage and career opportunities to women in countries where this pretty much doesn’t exist otherwise.
The ranges at One Another are designed by Rick and Annette, then handcrafted by workers from collectives overseas in India, Nepal, South Africa, Uganda and Central America. All textiles are produced in either India or South Africa and each piece bears the signature of the embroiderer or weaver who made it, leaving a truly personal mark. All of the products are rooted in a modern classic aesthetic that focuses on texture, embracing the unique qualities of the handmade process. The range celebrates the traditional artisan skills of its markers but is laced with a modern touch and edge in its design. The latest One Another collection is all about simple colour blocking, diagonals and line work, meaning shoppers can easily layer and incorporate pieces into existing schemes.
One Another plans to eventually open a bricks and mortar store, but in the meantime you can shop the incredible range online.