How it all began
I’ve always needed colour in my life just as I’ve always, from as long as I can remember, wanted to travel, exploring new countries and cultures and just learning to be! Born in the UK our first
adventure (we being my partner Keith and I) was to Spain (as most English do!) I loved the landscape, the people, the food, their love of life and their enthusiasm for expressing themselves.
In 1980 we moved to Australia – now here’s a country that does colour to the max! From the brightred dirt of the Kimberley’s’ to the amazing aqua blue of the Pacific Ocean –together with an eclectic mix of immigrants (us included) sharing so many life experiences, cultures and acceptance of each other.
In 1996 we found Bali -(this time with our two beautiful daughters in tow) steeped in history and traditions and the most amazing gentle people who adore their beautiful Island and welcome all
who wish to explore their world.
I had to learn how to be a traveller, how not to carry 40kgs of luggage on every adventure yet still have plenty of options of to what to wear depending on the location, the culture, my love hate relationship with my body at the time whilst always wanting to feel comfortable and happy in my clothes.
Caftanya was born out of those feelings and of wanting to create simple elegant relaxed clothing that women would love to wear and feel good in.
Kaftans that are as light as a feather, easy to pack
and can be worn in multiple ways depending on the occasion and your mood. Designed with minimal embellishments so you can express your individuality by the addition of your own favourite
pieces of jewellery that make the outfit unique to you. I hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoy creating them.