When I first stumbled upon hygge:liv, it was as if the universe had stepped in to tell me something.
I’d been spending far too long pondering how to give my living room a lift (such is the curse of a breastfeeding, couch-bound mother), but this desire to decorate was met with extreme guilt over consumption. I couldn’t help but recognise that my very best keep-cup and canvas bag ways could be undone by a quick fix decor update.
While I’m not suggesting that all soft furnishings are made unsustainably, there’s an unquestionable queasy feeling I receive when perusing the aisles and aisles of cushions at a mass-market store.
So it was rather serendipitous timing when hygge:liv slipped onto my radar. I noticed them first for their unqiue designs and undeniably high quality. But what pushed me over the edge was their refreshing, ground-breaking approach to design and sustainability.
The brainchild of Moggs Creek stylist, Catherine Stocks and Jan Juc creative Erin Hughes, hygge:liv cushions feature the highest quality, unused fabrics that add colour, excitement, warmth and texture to our homes, all while making a positive impact on the environment. Their eclectic and unique collection is designed and developed in a sustainable and socially responsible way, with each cushion made from unused fabric and being handmade in Australia. The result is a range of incredibly special, luxe, one-of-a-kind designs … And a refreshed living room – completely guilt-free.
What inspired the launch of hygge:liv?
We have been friends for over 16 years and have a shared love for design and interiors. We’ve always wanted to create something really special together. We both love living on the coast and the lifestyle that it brings. We are also extremely passionate about the textile waste issue and wanted to develop a brand and product that reduces landfill fill and contributes to changing the world in a positive way.