Hamish & Buster is an Australian brand of high quality, design-led homewares founded by Miranda Walker with Susan Earl in 2016. Susan is a designer, illustrator and filmmaker and Miranda has a background as a dressmaker and project manager and has a passion for textile design.
Looking for some cute Australian-themed gifts one day to send back to the UK for children and adults, Miranda was inspired by Susan's original and delightful illustrations of Australian animals to start Hamish & Buster in 2016. In 2018 we added our 'doggy' collection and have enjoyed seeing that grow in popularity and range.
We started with a collection of cards, gradually adding a number of homewares, kids T-shirts and baby onesies. Combining original illustration with quality design, H&B celebrates our love of Australian (wild and domestic) animals and flora in a playful and beautiful way.
Together we have designed (and in many cases made) each product and all products are printed in Melbourne. As we grow, we are careful to source suppliers who are committed to ethical work practices and making products in an environmentally responsible way.
We are often asked about our name and logo. Both are inspired by our two family cats (ginger) Hamish and (grey) Buster, here in their younger days!